Nine years later, the need to rethink the word refugee is greater than ever. We have heard the word so many times we have forgotten it refers to real people and real lives. That a refugee could be anybody.
Think about what the word ‘refuge’ means to you. Your definition could be poetic, practical, political or personal.
And as Refugee Week Ambassador Usman demonstrates, refuge can be found in unusual places…
Swap definitions with a friend. And add your definition to the Simple Acts conversation by sharing on social media using the hashtag #SimpleActs, or emailing us.
There are 20 Simple Acts to celebrate 20 years of Refugee Week. For more information and the full list, visit the Simple Acts page.
About REFUGEE WEEK
Refugee Week is a festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.