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Join Federation of Iraqi Refugees in celebrating week!

Join Federation of Iraqi Refugees in celebrating week!

Federation of Iraqi Refugees (FIR) in conjunction with Islington council is holding an event as part of the big get together to commemorate the life of Labour MP Jo Cox. FIR is holding a Picnic in Finsbury Park on Saturday 22 June from 2pm to 8 pm.  The event will include children’s games and Kurdish music.  We invite all attendees ... Read More »

FIR Celebrates Christmas 22 December 2018

FIR Celebrates Christmas 22 December 2018

FIR Celebrates Christmas 22 December 2018 On the 22nd of December 2018 FIR held a Christmas party with many people attended including young adults and families with children. Abbas FIR’s development worker opened the event with a speech about the current situation of refugees here, Europe and in Iraq.  Following the speech Abbas with other FIR volunteers distributed presents for ... Read More »

FIR celebrates International Women’s Day with Kurdish Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation KMEWO

FIR celebrates International Women’s Day with Kurdish Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation KMEWO

As part of our education programme we organised an event with Kurdish Middle Eastern Women’s Organisation on International Women’s Day (8 March) discussing honour killing and domestic violence within the Iraqi Kurdish community, which unfortunately continues to be an issue in the Islington Iraqi and Kurdish community.  This year alone FIR has referred 6 women to KMEWO experiencing domestic violence.  ... Read More »

FIR Organized BBQ event for Newroz 2019 (Kurdish New Year)

FIR Organized BBQ event for Newroz 2019 (Kurdish New Year)

FIR Organized BBQ event for Newroz 2019 (Kurdish New Year) For Newroz Kurdish New year is a cultural event celebrated across the Middle East at the time of the spring equinox. FIR organized a BBQ at a local Park on the 23rd of March 2019. There was plenty of food and drinks.  Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves, the event allowed ... Read More »

FIR Organized New Year’s eve Event

FIR Organized New Year’s eve Event

FIR Organized New Year’s eve Event FIR  organized a party on New Year’s Eve where many young refugees along with their families attended. FIR  provided foods and drinks along with music. There was also entertainment and social activities for the children and for the families which enables them to forget their difficulties at home, make new friends and enjoy themselves. ... Read More »

4th anniversary of the Murder of Kawa Garmyani

4th anniversary of the Murder of Kawa Garmyani

FIR seminar in London   Date: Wednesday 6 December 2017 Time: 7PM to 9PM Address: 5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross, London, N9 1DX Federation of Iraqi Refugees is hosting a seminar addressed by Brwa Barzinji a Journalist & Writer from Iraqi Kurdistan Kurdistan must protect journalists On the 5th of December 2013, Kawa was shot by a group of gunmen outside ... Read More »

Finding a home

Finding a home

Client J- a woman with a young child contacted the Federation the week before Christmas.  She telephoned the Development Worker following an unsuccessful visit to the Home Office to seek help with her housing needs. Apparently she was told by the Home Office official that if she was homeless she should get in touch with someone in the Iraqi community ... Read More »

FIR reuniting families

FIR reuniting families

Client Y- In March 2016 the Federation was contacted by a distressed couple who was placed in emergency accommodation in Croydon.  The couple was separated from their 18 month old child by people smugglers in Lille but was subsequently found by a motorist walking alone along a busy road in the area and taken to the local police station.  After ... Read More »

Voluntary Return

Voluntary Return

Client B – Through the detainee group set up by the Federation.  The development worker was informed of an unwell man of 34 who had been discharged from 6 months in a mental hospital straight into detention. Following concerning reports the Federation’s Development worker visited and spoke to B.  The Development worker found out that B had been in the UK for ... Read More »