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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. However this year is a little different, social distancing measures remain in place as we shield the most vulnerable in our society from Coronavirus. 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.
The first story we want to share with you is that of Abdullah from Syria. Abudullah has been in the UK for 3.5 years and says there are countless things that have happened since he came here that have made him love the UK and its people. Abdullah loves helping people, so during the Covid-19 lock down he has been asking members of the community if they need help getting supplies, such as food and medicine.
Make a difference this Refugee Week
Donate to the Refugee Solidarity Fund
Refugees can be some of the most vulnerable in society and the Covid-19 pandemic has only made things worse for those who are destitute, traumatised, isolated or struggling to understand their rights. Mark Refugee Week by contributing to our Covid-19 solidarity fund.Help now
Urgent action required
People seeking asylum are being forced to travel to make an asylum claim, live in shared accommodation without space to self-isolate, and are struggling to afford basic necessities to look after themselves and their families. Sign this urgent letter to the Home Secretary calling for safety for everyone.Sign the letter