When is Refugee Week?

Refugee Week takes place every year from the Monday to Sunday of the week around World Refugee Day on 20 June.


How can I get involved?

There are many ways you can get involved in Refugee Week. You can organise an event, volunteer, attend an event, take part in Simple Acts or add your voice on social media.


How can I find out what’s going on in my area?

Have a look at the Refugee Week events calendar, where you can find out what’s on in your city, town or region.

To find other event organisers in your area, visit the list of key regional and national organisers on the Refugee Week website.


Do I need to ask before organising a Refugee Week event?

No. Refugee Week is an umbrella festival, which means anyone can organise an event and call it Refugee Week. The only requirements are that the event happens during the week, and that it celebrates refugee contributions to the UK and/ or promotes better understanding of refugee experiences.


Can you help me organise my event?

See the Hold an Event section of the website for our event organiser pack and other useful resources to help you organise your event.

If you have further questions, contact us.


How can I publicise my event?

Once you have a date and venue for your event, you can add it to our website here. This means anyone looking for a Refugee Week event in your area can find it.

Tag Refugee Week on social media using @RefugeeWeek (Twitter) and @RefugeeWeekUK (Instagram), and look out for Refugee Week media and social media packs in the Hold and event section of the website.


How can I get hold of Refugee Week merchandise?

We produce free posters and postcards every Refugee Week, which you can order via our shop, where you will also find Refugee Week t-shirts and other merchandise.


Can I use the Refugee Week logo?

Everyone who shares the Refugee Week values is welcome to use the Refugee Week branding and logo, which you can download here


I want to organise an activity with young people in my school or community, can you help?

Visit our Children & Young People page to browse educational resources available for Refugee Week.