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Befriending Week: Friendship has no borders


Meet Judith and Tes. They know that friendship has no borders.

Tes has a Master’s degree in International Relations. He loves football, cooking, music and history. After a long journey from Eritrea, Tes found safety in Middlesborough. But a long way from home and all that was familar, he needed a friendly face to help him settle in.

In stepped Judith, a retired primary school teacher who loves to travel. Thanks to our incredible friends Host Nation, these two are now firm friends.

Arriving into a new place totally alone can be daunting, but refugee befriending schemes like this can make all the difference.

Right now it’s Befriending Week: find out how you can get involved by visiting Host Nation or talk to your local City of Sanctuary group.