Celebrating Refugee Week 2020 - Refugee Council
June 15, 2020

Celebrating Refugee Week 2020

A quiz, stories and online events…

Refugee Week is here and it is time to celebrate the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees!

Refugee Week is a celebration that takes place every year around World Refugee Day on 20 June. This year it is taking place from the 15 to 21 June and the theme is ‘Imagine’. In previous years celebrations across the UK have included photography exhibitions, plays, festivals, poetry readings, bake sales, football matches and much more.

Refugee volunteers to help neighbors during the COVID-19 lockdown. Refugee volunteers to help neighbors during the COVID-19 lockdown.

This year is a little different, social distancing measures remain in place as we shield the most vulnerable in our society from COVID-19. Regardless of the challenging circumstances, people across the UK have appealed to their creative sides to ensure that the amazing contributions of refugees are acknowledged and celebrated amidst everything that is going on.

Visit the Refugee Week website to find a jam packed schedule of events that you can attend remotely, and learn about the eight Simple Acts you can do at home to celebrate Refugee Week. We will  be sharing stories and art from refugees and people seeking asylum throughout the week to give you insight into their lives and celebrations.