Durable Solutions

Cup of Tea with a Refugee

  • United Kingdom


Scottish Refugee Council


  • Provide an opportunity for refugees and members of the Scottish population to meet in an informal setting
  • Challenge assumptions about refugees and reduce stigma around migration issues


Targeted population:

  • Host population, refugees and asylum-seekers living in Scotland

Challenge addressed:

  • Misconceptions, stigma and lack of understanding of refugees and migration issues
  • Lack of opportunities for refugees to meet each other and members of the host community in an informal setting

Program description:

Impact on targeted population:

  • Refugees living in Scotland, including new arrivals and long-term residents
  • Refugees’ stories, and tea suggestions, can be found here

Impact on host community:

  • Provides members of the host community with an opportunity to meet and learn from refugees
  • An opportunity to socialise with new people

Conditions required:

  • Willing participants and some tea!
  • Download the event pack for tips and advice on replicating this program


Cut of Tea with a Refugee

Scottish Refugee Council – ‘Scotland puts the kettle on to share a cuppa with refugees’

Scottish Refugee Council – Cup of Tea with a Refugee Video

Our impact

  • 3700

    refugees have better access to education and livelihood opportunities

  • 40

    countries in which our partner NGOs are implementing solutions

  • 490

    refugee children benefit from mathematics, english, art and sports classes

  • 700

    women can now support their families

  • 650

    refugees have access to critical healthcare and safety information

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