In a speech at We Day UK in London’s Wembley Stadium today, Rita – who was made an honorary ambassador for Kosovo last July – said: “I was born in Kosovo, and when I was one year old, had to flee the country with my parents and sister.
“The word refugee carries a lot of prejudice…and not everyone is comfortable having refugees settle into their environment.
“Some people make negative judgements on new immigrants and others simply turn a blind eye.
“This is an opportunity for all of us to reach out and embrace families and people in a time of need. So many positives are coming out of this situation, but two of these issues my family faced when we first arrived are ever-present: racism and indifference.”
Star, who fled Kosovo as a child, calls for ‘compassion and care’ to be given to victims of the Syria Crisis.
RITA Ora has opened up about the “racism and indifference” her family faced as refugees in an emotional plea to help victims of the Syria crisis.
The singer, 25, was forced to flee her native Kosovo with her family when she was just one year old in order to escape ethnic persecution.
Now Rita has called for countries to show “compassion and care” to refugees escaping the Syrian Civil War after falling victim to the same prejudices they face.