Why Is RRP Needed?

For too long, media rhetoric around migration and refugees has focused on misinformation and creating fear, misleading the public into believing that people seeking safety and a new life in the UK are dangerous or a threat to society.

RRP is working to change the narrative and show people that refugees are just ordinary people forced to flee by extraordinary circumstances.

How does it work?

Why Is RRP Needed?

For too long, media rhetoric around migration and refugees has focused on misinformation and creating fear, misleading the public into believing that people seeking safety and a new life in the UK are dangerous or a threat to society.

RRP is working to change the narrative and show people that refugees are just ordinary people forced to flee by extraordinary circumstances.

How does it work?
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How Does It work?

By providing a more nuanced narrative, RRP seeks to educate young people on the challenges, dangers and discrimination faced by people seeking safety, as well as their legal right to seek asylum and find safety, not just in the UK but across Europe and the world.

The end goal? Creating a platform that makes pro-refugee discourse as accessible and understandable as hostile anti-immigration rhetoric.

How did it start?
The Refugee Rights Project About RRP How Does It Work?

How Does It work?

By providing a more nuanced narrative, RRP seeks to educate young people on the challenges, dangers and discrimination faced by people seeking safety, as well as their legal right to seek asylum and find safety, not just in the UK but across Europe and the world.

The end goal? Creating a platform that makes pro-refugee discourse as accessible and understandable as hostile anti-immigration rhetoric.

How did it start?

How Did It Start?

Launched in August 2020 in response to polarising and misleading coverage of refugees crossing the English Channel that depicted desperate people as dangerous criminals, RRP has since grown to an audience of thousands of followers. The initial intention of the project was simply to explain why people were crossing the channel and evolved from there to sharing hundreds of posts on different policies, countries, terms and campaigns. What began as a one-woman mission is now developing into a platform for ideas sharing and education with several exciting projects on the horizon.

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How Did It Start?

Launched in August 2020 in response to polarising and misleading coverage of refugees crossing the English Channel that depicted desperate people as dangerous criminals, RRP has since grown to an audience of thousands of followers. The initial intention of the project was simply to explain why people were crossing the channel and evolved from there to sharing hundreds of posts on different policies, countries, terms and campaigns. What began as a one-woman mission is now developing into a platform for ideas sharing and education with several exciting projects on the horizon.

The Founder


Izzy Hughes (she/her) is a refugee rights activist and anthropology graduate from London. She first got involved in refugee rights through a university module on forced migration and founded The Refugee Rights Project in August 2020 after witnessing biased media coverage of refugees crossing the English Channel. She will be starting her Masters in Migration and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science in Autumn 2021.

This project would not have been possible without the unending support of Marta Welander, Fae Mira Gerlach and the amazing team at Refugee Rights Europe, a huge debt of gratitude is also owed to Dr Kawa Morad for his inspiration and continued support.

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