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REFUGEE WEEK 2019 WHAT NEXT? 

Thank you to everyone who made Refugee Week 2019 such an amazing celebration of everything refugees bring to the UK!

The festival may be over, but the movement for the rights of people seeking safety continues – and is more important than ever.

Whether it’s through joining a campaign, welcoming refugees in your community or embarking on a creative project, we hope you’ll feel inspired stay involved.

Here are some ideas on how you can Join the Movement to get you started […]


 

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Foyles bookshop are joining us in celebrating Refugee Week with this blog post from children’s author, Chris Naylor-Ballesteros, listing his favourite picture books on the theme of home and migration, for both adults and children. Read more here.


 

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The HuffPost are showing their support for Refugee Week with an incredible series of blog posts from our Refugee Week Ambassadors. Read the first post here from Maya Ghazal as she shares her incredible story of overcoming discrimination as a refugee to pursue her dream of becoming the first female Syrian pilot […]


 

 

We are very excited to launch our new animation for Refugee Week! Read more about our collaboration with award-winning animation studio, Fettle and how they created this beautiful animation with a specially commissioned poem by Julian Jordan and music by Haymanot Tesfa […]


 

 Language course provider Rosetta Stone team up with Refugee Week this year to provide 1000 free courses to refugees! Read more here


 

 

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Refugee Week 2019 Playlist is now available!

Follow us on Spotify and tune into our playlist for Refugee Week – an incredible mix of music inspired by refugee artists and those creating music to support displaced people. Tracks include special requests from our Refugee Week Ambassadors. Listen here


 

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Refugee Week in the news 

Jillian Edelstein’s stunning series of portraits – a special commission for Refugee Week featuring eleven prominent public figures who all share a refugee heritage – was featured in the guardian newspaper last week. Jillian’s photographs are the inspiration behind our 2019 promotional materials. View her photographs here.


 

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Teaching resources for Refugee Week 2019 now available from The British Red Cross

Using the theme of ‘You, me and those who came before’, The British Red Cross teaching resources for 2019 are now available to download here. This year’s Refugee Week materials consider the generations of refugees throughout history who have had to start new lives elsewhere.


 

The shop is now open for Refugee Week 2019! Order your free materials today.

The Refugee Week 2019 posters and postcards are are now available to order. Hot off the press, the brand new materials can be ordered free of charge (you just pay for the postage) from our online shop.

Inspired by this year’s theme of ‘You, me and those who came before’, our stunning design is based on eleven portraits by the internationally renowned photographer, Jillian Edelstein […]

 

 

Refugee Week in Scotland
April 28th, 2014
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From Refugee Week Scotland: This summer Scotland will host the Commonwealth Games, and with visitors from all over the world coming to our country, what better time for Refugee Week Scotland to take on the theme of ‘welcome’. But it’s not just visitors want to welcome. At a time with increasingly negative attitudes towards migrants […]

Refugee Week 2014 Young Ambassadors
January 14th, 2014
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The Refugee Week team are looking for enthusiastic young refugees living across the UK to become Young Ambassadors for Refugee Week 2014. This year, Refugee Week will focus on children and young refugees, to celebrate the important part they play in our shared futures, the wonderful contributions they are making to our society, and to […]

Refugee Week 2014 – Our Shared Future
January 14th, 2014

This year we would like to put a spotlight on the refugee children and young people who exhibit such adaptability, resilience and determination in rebuilding their lives in the UK, and who play (and will go on to play) an important role in shaping our future society. This is our shared future. We all have […]

Refugee Week Annual Conference 13th February 2014
December 16th, 2013
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Reserve your place at the Refugee Week annual conference on 13th February to celebrate another year of outstanding contributions. The Conference will be held at Amnesty International UK (London), one of Refugee Week’s valued partners. The day include guest speakers, performances and workshop sessions on subjects like: organising Refugee Week activity, engaging with new audiences, […]

Refugee Week 2013 Evaluation Report
October 1st, 2013
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[Kingsbury High School’s Refugee Week 2013 intergenerational community project] This year Refugee Week ran from 17th June to 23rd June 2013. Across the week, approximately 350 events took place, attended by over 70,000 people. We distributed a range of materials again this year, including; banners, t-shirts, balloons, badges and a range of printed materials. Around […]

All change for the South and South East Refugee Week Region
September 23rd, 2013
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We want to mark the fantastic work that Future Creatives CIC has done for Refugee Week and wish them all the best as they pass on the baton. Future Creative CIC has held the role of Refugee Week Co-ordinator for the SE region since 2009 with Julie Larner and Jason Hodges as the main points […]

Refugee Week South Korea, established 2013
September 17th, 2013
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We celebrate South Korea joining the international Refugee Week coalition! We knew it was going to be a cracking year when we were contacted by Youngah Kim at NANCEN (Refugee Center for Refugee Rights in South Korea) to advise us that they were setting up 난민주간 – or ‘Korea Refugee Week’. Refugee Week South Korea […]

Highlights not to be forgotten from Refugee Week 2013
September 16th, 2013
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Thank you to those of you who have been in touch to share your Refugee Week 2013 stories and successes. We are still receiving evaluations and news from the week, which proves what a June it was! We recorded over 350 events co-ordinated by hundreds of supporters, and attended by over 70,000 people. And we […]

Refugee Week 2013 Image Gallery
September 16th, 2013
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We’ve put together an image gallery to help us remember all the great events and projects that took place for Refugee Week 2013 – thank you for sending your photos in! Our dazzling illustrated poster design for Refugee Week 2013 Refugee Week partner Amnesty International’s infographic for our 2013 poll report Lucky Moyo and Sam […]

Our History and Heritage Refugee Week 2013 Poll
June 16th, 2013
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The theme of Refugee Week 2013 is Our History and Heritage. To mark the theme this year we have commissioned a survey asking people from across the UK to tell us what in their opinion are the most significant contributions that refugees have made to the UK. The report provides an overview of the survey […]