Through national and local media, Refugee Week takes a different story about refugees to millions across the UK every year.

Here are some highlights:

Refugee Week 2023

Refugee Week 2023, Huck

Refugee Week 2023, WePresent

Refugee Week: Ben and Jerry’s creates ice cream with refugee entrepreneurs, Evening Standard

Refugee week 2023: History, this year’s theme and how London is taking part, Evening Standard

Events to celebrate Refugee Week across the Midlands launched, BBC

Murugiah brings compassion to life with his Refugee Week 2023 installation, Creative Boom

Tuesday’s best photos: Halifax, UK Sand in Your Eye Compassion Artwork, The Guardian

Swindon’s Harbour Project unveils Refugee Week mural, BBC

£15,000 prize launched for writers from refugee and migrant backgrounds, The Guardian

Wolverhampton ‘Walk for Compassion’ this weekend will celebrate Refugee Week, Express and Star

Mathilda Della Torre and Ali Ghaderi interview, Sky News

Opera North celebrates Refugee Week 2023, Yorkshire Bylines

Four artists in The Higgins Bedford’s exhibition ‘We Are Ten’ who sought safety in this country, Art UK

Man cycles around London in heart shape for Refugee Week, The Independent

Celebrating the refugee community along the east Sussex coast, Hastings Independent  


From the archives:


Refugee Week feature including Refugee Week Ambassador Ali Ghaderi, BBC Sunday Morning Live

The human beings behind the word ‘migrant’ and the objects that connect them to home, featuring Refugee Week Ambassadors Loujean Alsaman and Abdulrahman Bdiwi, Mirror (online and print)

The Rwanda plan is making me question how safe I really am in the UK, by Refugee Week Ambassador Ali Ghaderi, Big Issue

I came to the UK as an asylum seeker – now I’m a proud local councillor, by Refugee Week Ambassador Mona Adam, Metro

My experience as a Hongkonger shows that anyone can become a refugee, Politics Home

‘It’s eating me up inside’: Mum separated from her daughter by 8,000 miles, by Refugee Week Ambassador Magadaline Moyo, Manchester Evening News

We cannot heal when we have no recourse to public funds, by Refugee Week Ambassador Esther, shado

The asylum system is becoming even more difficult for the most vulnerable, by Refugee Week Ambassador Kushinga Hare, shado

Refugee week 2022: History, theme and events taking place in London, Evening Standard

Creating healed worlds through art: In conversation with Persian painter Nima Javan, shado

Resisting the Hostile Environment with hip-hop: In conversations with rapper AWATE, shado

How the arts is supporting healing in refugees and showcasing their contribution to society, Big Issue

Humanising Refugees through books, The Bookseller

A Walk with Dima, Slow Ways

Celebrating Refugee Week, 3 page feature, National Geographic Kids Magazine (print)

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First Refugee Week festival to take place in Malta this month, Times Malta

First Refugee Week in Hong Kong to educate people about asylum seekers through cooking, film, art exhibition, scmp


‘No human survives alone’… Misan Harriman’s portraits for Refugee Week in pictures, Guardian

My home became a war zone overnight – my family were given 20 hours to flee to the UK, Metro

Pride Week: Nigerian man who sought asylum because being gay is a crime, Metro

What it feels like to be a photojournalist in a war zone, Metro

I’ve lived in the UK for 20 years waiting for the day I can go home, Metro

Now is not the time for the home office to turn its back on refugees, Independent

‘All about Refugees’, 3 page feature, National Geographic Kids Magazine (print)

I fled machetes at age 12 but Patel’s plans means I couldn’t live in safety here, Mirror


I Started A Food Bank For Refugees Like Me Going Hungry In This Pandemic, Huffington Post

Refugee Week: We celebrate those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic, The Mirror

Seeking Asylum In Britain Finally, Let Me Live As The Gay Man I Am, Huffington Post

Refugee Week: Bafta winner Waad Al-Kateab recalls surviving siege in Syria to film confronting documentary For Sama, Metro

Football gives young refugees around the world chance to be normal in spite of tragedy, The Mirror

As a refugee, I know how we contribute to British society, The Guardian

The refugee stand-up night: ‘none of us can believe how successful it is’, The Guardian

How refugees are leading the way in helping UK communities through the pandemic, Metro

5 refugees reveal what they want you to know about life in the UK, Stylist


Maya Ghazal shares her incredible story of overcoming discrimination as a refugee to pursue her dream of becoming the first female Syrian pilot, Huffington Post

Actor, writer and activist Syed Haleem Najibi from the Phosphorus Theatre Company writes about why it’s vital refugees share their stories, Huffington Post

Jihyun Park on finally experiencing happiness for the first time after surviving famine in North Korea and slavery in China. , Huffington Post

Amina Kodogo on her experience of being without the right to work for 3 years as an asylum seeker and why it’s vital this changes, Huffington Post

Prominent refugees and their contribution to the UK a piece featuring Jillian Edelstein’s portrait series commission in the guardian, The Guardian

Refugee tales and migration: four books that help us understand a crisis, The Guardian

Perfect mix: using cooking to link refugees and neighbours, The Guardian

Refugee Journalism Project: this is an initiative based at London College of Communication that supports refugee and migrant media professionals to build their careers in the UK, delivered in collaboration with The Guardian Foundation, Refugee Council and University of Derby, The Guardian

UK accused of profiteering on Syrians’ child citizenship fees: research shows government could make more than £5m by charging vulnerable children, The Guardian

Every week The Big Issue runs their famous Letter To My Younger Self where a famous face looks back on their life and career. For Refugee Week 2019, Hamid, aged 26, has written his own letter, reflecting on his experiences of coming to the UK from Afghanistan, The Big Issue

Melissa Hemsley highlights the Refugee Food Festival as a must-see in her Eat, Think, Grow: 10 Fun Food Things to do this Summer, Vogue

Featured in 10 things to try for Refugee Week, The Londonist

Actor Syed Haleem Najibi from the Phosphorous Theatre Company tells his story in this First Person piece, Metro

Eight great ways to get involved with Refugee Week, Time Out

A double-page feature on refugees finding a home in the UK, including an interview with 9-year-old Marwa and her father, who are originally from Syria, Nat Geo Kids


Is the UK doing enough to support refugees? The Wright Stuff, Channel 5, feat. Refugee Week Ambassador Maya Ghazal

I escaped North Korea twice, feat. Refugee Week Ambassador Jihyun Park, BBC World Service

Refugee Week 2018, This Morning, 20 June 2018

Refugee Stories, CBeebies Radio

Jason Isaacs Urges Critics To Meet And Spend Time With Refugees, LBC

What it’s like to be a refugee in Britain today, Elle

5 refugees reveal what they want you to know about life in the UK, Stylist

Northern theatres put refugee’s work centre stage, Guardian

London is open: where to show your support for Refugee Week, Evening Standard

Refugees Welcome, triple page spread, National Geographic Kids magazine

A warm welcome, double-page spread, The Teacher magazine

In Immigration Detention I Couldn’t Contribute To Society – Now I’m Out I Try To Remember Those Still Locked Up, by Refugee Week Ambassador Usman Khalid, Huffington Post

Theatre Is A Powerful Platform For Telling Stories – As A Refugee, I Never Thought I Would Use It To Tell Mine, by Refugee Week Ambassador Baraa Halabieh, Huffington Post

I Fled Violence In Kenya, Beat Cancer And Survived Modern Slavery – But I Refuse To See Myself As A Victim, by Julia Karuiki, Huffington Post

What I’ve Learned From Hosting A Refugee, by Conservative MP for Stourbridge Margot James, Huffington Post


Welcome to the UK, National Geographic Kids

Refugee Week 2017: How many refugees are there in the UK and worldwide?, Metro

This florist offers a blooming lovely way to support refugees, Metro

Threads: A refugee’s story in words and pictures – extract, The Guardian

Borderline: the play finding the funny side of the Calais migrant camp, The Guardian

The refugees are like our brothers’: Uganda’s example to the world – in pictures, The Guardian

Summer reading: children’s books, The Times

The best things to do in London this weekend, The Telegraph

I lost everything – then Britain gave me a life’: Refugees who risked it all to flee war-torn homelands tell their stories, Mirror

Young girl smuggled out of war-torn Syria in a suitcase for £45 starts a new life in UK, Mirror

A look at the history behind Refugee Week which runs from June 19-25, with stories from UK refugees and volunteers, MSN

Bringing my family out of death is the greatest thing I will ever achieve, Morning Star


Warm welcome for Syrian refugees in a country town shows divided Britain can heal, The Mirror

Refugee Week 2016 blog series, Huffington Post

UK must do more for refugees, says former archbishop Rowan Williams, Daily Mail online

Marios Schwab and Studio Moross create cool t-shirts for Refugee Week, i-D Magazine

Five ways to get involved with Refugee Week in London, Timeout online

Refugee Week Special report, ITV News Granada

Feature on the Lampedusa Cross at St Paul’s Cathedral, BBC World Service