Refugee Week in the Media

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

Here are some highlights:



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 […]

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




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

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

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 in National Geographic Kids magazine

A warm welcome, double page spread in 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 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