19. Find five facts about refugees

 

What percentage of the world’s refugees do you think live in the ‘developing world’? How much would you guess someone seeking asylum in the UK has to live off each week?

Refugees are talked about a lot, but the basic facts are sometimes missing. Use these websites to find five facts about refugees (or find your own trusted sources):

Top 20 facts about refugees and people seeking asylum, by Refugee Council

Basic Facts and Figures by Student Action for Refugees (STAR)

The Heritage and Contributions of Refugees to the UK, Refugee Week resource

Is there is a fact that surprises you, or that you think more people should know? Tell a friend, or share on social media using the hashtag #SimpleActs.

There are 20 Simple Acts to celebrate 20 years of Refugee Week. For more information and the full list, visit the Simple Acts page.