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Euromernet in Brighton
July 3rd, 2016

A guest post by Matteo Haenen. Euro Mediterranean Resources Network (Euromernet) organised a Refugee Week event in collaboration with the Community Base and Refugee Radio in Brighton. The event aimed to mark the end of the Refugee Week with the big question on the refugee “crisis”: what is to be done? The evening started with […]

Town Hall Square, Leicester
July 1st, 2016

Guest post by Ambrose Musiyiwa. The Refugee Week celebration that was held at the Town Hall Square in Leicester on June 18 saw performances, music, poetry and storytelling from Leicester-based artists celebrating the contribution refugees have made and continue to make to Leicester and Britain. The celebration was organised by the British Red Cross. As […]

Robert Muza and Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association during Refugee Week
June 29th, 2016

This is a guest post by Robert Muza. On Saturday we hosted the 10th anniversary of Newport Refuge Day thus Family Day Out and Football tournament a Refuge Week event organised and led by myself (Robert Muza) and Zimbabwe Newport Volunteering Association. The turn out was massive and the morning rains failed to stop us from […]

Hackney Museum during Refugee Week
June 29th, 2016
Josie + Hackney kids

This is a guest post from Hackney Museum. Hackney has a long, proud history as a safe haven for people who need help and, here at Hackney Museum, we celebrate that all year round. This Refugee Week, we’ve been so fortunate to be able to work with Child Migrant Stories to develop a brand new […]

Dolphin School’s journey
June 27th, 2016
Refugee pack message Abigail

A guest post from Dolphin School, Hurst. Our school’s refugee journey As refugees continue to journey across the world and we hear so many stories of those arriving in Europe, our school decided to journey too. Throughout this year children from Dolphin School in Hurst, Berkshire, explored the movement of people, the crisis and conflicts […]

Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees
June 27th, 2016

By Margaret Evans. Bromsgrove and Redditch Welcome Refugees (BRWR) group have been very active this month. We had a successful Open meeting at St Stephen’s Church in Redditch to publicise and gather support for the new joint towns’ group. Over 400 people have promised support and are on our data base. On Monday of Refugee […]

This is #Refugee Week – part 2!
June 25th, 2016

A few more Tweets from the many thousands  in the last couple of days. So many incredible events! Tea, coffee, cake and face painting. Join us at St John's Church, Cardiff City Centre to say #refugeeswelcome — Jo Stevens MP (@JoStevensLabour) June 25, 2016 Refugee journies map by friends from @AmnestyUK at @britishmuseum for @RefugeeWeek […]

June 23rd, 2016

By Jane Hogg. I have been a volunteer caseworker at our local British Red Cross Refugee Support for nearly eight years. Yesterday my husband I hosted a “Refutea” in our garden. Despite the weather nearly 50 people came. We had to put the stalls (books, bric a brac and tombola) in the garage and people […]

This is #RefugeeWeek!
June 23rd, 2016

A small selection of tens of thousands of Tweets so far! We’ve used the laptops with #missfranks to create our welcoming words for @RefugeeWeek #refugeeswelcomeSTC — 2JP St Catherine’s (@STC_2JP) June 22, 2016 A poignant #FreeWordoftheDay to begin @RefugeeWeek — Free Word (@FreeWordCentre) June 20, 2016 NEW: “I am a refugee” campaign for […]

Jo Cox MP
June 17th, 2016

Refugee Week statement The shocking and senseless death of Jo Cox has broken the heart of the whole country. It is with great sadness that Refugee Week marks the passing of a great campaigning MP who championed the rights of refugees. In her charity career before entering parliament Jo also worked tirelessly for people around […]