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Refugee Week 2014 – Our Shared Future
January 14th, 2014

This year we would like to put a spotlight on the refugee children and young people who exhibit such adaptability, resilience and determination in rebuilding their lives in the UK, and who play (and will go on to play) an important role in shaping our future society. This is our shared future. We all have […]

Refugee Week Annual Conference 13th February 2014
December 16th, 2013
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Reserve your place at the Refugee Week annual conference on 13th February to celebrate another year of outstanding contributions. The Conference will be held at Amnesty International UK (London), one of Refugee Week’s valued partners. The day include guest speakers, performances and workshop sessions on subjects like: organising Refugee Week activity, engaging with new audiences, […]

Refugee Week 2013 Evaluation Report
October 1st, 2013

[Kingsbury High School’s Refugee Week 2013 intergenerational community project] This year Refugee Week ran from 17th June to 23rd June 2013. Across the week, approximately 350 events took place, attended by over 70,000 people. We distributed a range of materials again this year, including; banners, t-shirts, balloons, badges and a range of printed materials. Around […]

Raising money for Bristol Hospitality Network and destitute asylum seekers
September 23rd, 2013

Our Refugee Week South West regional co-ordinator has completed his cycle challenge! On 8th September Refugee Week South West Coordinator Qerim Nuredini, who is based at Refugee Action in Bristol, completed his charity cycle. Qerim was raising money for Bristol Hospitality Network, who support Refugee Week and Celebrating Sanctuary in the region and are part […]

All change for the South and South East Refugee Week Region
September 23rd, 2013
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We want to mark the fantastic work that Future Creatives CIC has done for Refugee Week and wish them all the best as they pass on the baton. Future Creative CIC has held the role of Refugee Week Co-ordinator for the SE region since 2009 with Julie Larner and Jason Hodges as the main points […]

Refugee Week South Korea, established 2013
September 17th, 2013
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We celebrate South Korea joining the international Refugee Week coalition! We knew it was going to be a cracking year when we were contacted by Youngah Kim at NANCEN (Refugee Center for Refugee Rights in South Korea) to advise us that they were setting up 난민주간 – or ‘Korea Refugee Week’. Refugee Week South Korea […]

Highlights not to be forgotten from Refugee Week 2013
September 16th, 2013
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Thank you to those of you who have been in touch to share your Refugee Week 2013 stories and successes. We are still receiving evaluations and news from the week, which proves what a June it was! We recorded over 350 events co-ordinated by hundreds of supporters, and attended by over 70,000 people. And we […]

Refugee Week 2013 Image Gallery
September 16th, 2013
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We’ve put together an image gallery to help us remember all the great events and projects that took place for Refugee Week 2013 – thank you for sending your photos in! Our dazzling illustrated poster design for Refugee Week 2013 Refugee Week partner Amnesty International’s infographic for our 2013 poll report Lucky Moyo and Sam […]

‘I am Nasrine’ and the UK’s Welcoming Spirit
June 21st, 2013

Film star Shiraz Haq celebrates the UK’s welcoming spirit and thinks about the importance of appreciation and tolerance in our vastly connected world today. For centuries the history and heritage of the UK has been steeped in a rich tapestry of people from all over. As much as we Britons have reached out across the […]

The Make My Day Diary launched this Refugee Week
June 19th, 2013

The wonderful English Pen has been running a Make My Day! creative writing project with the Tricycle Theatre, funded by John Lyon’s Charity, bringing writers together with young people from countries such as Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Somalia. John Hegley ran creative writing workshops and the project incorporated the Bronze Arts Award which allows the […]