It is believed there are over 750,000 British Arabs living throughout the UK - not including visiting professionals and students from the Middle East. Despite the huge economic contribution of this group, the community is largely hidden and underrepresented in many aspects of British society.
The British Arab Federation has been launched. This organisation seeks to bring together and encourage the British Arab community within the UK to play a more active and prominent role within the society of Britain.
Primarily concerned with affairs relating to Arab Business, Arab Culture and Arab News, the British Arab Federation conducts research, hosts seminars and events in order to encourage a better understanding of the Arab community and the Middle East within Britain.
Our 5 Key Objectives
1) Develop a collective voice for British Arabs living in Birmingham and the West Midlands at the same time as deepening their integration into British society.
2) Spread knowledge and understanding of the needs and contributions of the region’s British Arabs amongst local and national institutions.
3) Celebrate and share the cultural diversity of British Arabs.
4) Promote economic links between the West Midlands and the Arab world to drive forward economic progress in both areas.
5) Work with all communities to increase the contribution that British Arabs make to improving the quality of life in the region.
Our Policy Committee
Chris Khamis, Johnny Ojeil, Ragih Muflihi, Abdelwahab A Naas, Muff Sourani, Fadel Takrouri.