Week beginning 15th June
What is Refugee Week?
Refugee Week 2020 will take place from 15th to 21st June and is a special celebration of the contributions of refugees to the arts, culture and our society. Coinciding with World Refugee Day, the week-long celebration features educational events, as well as media and creative campaigns designed to raise awareness and highlight the importance of refugees.
Refugee Week 2020 features a wealth of different events and activities that anyone can get involved in. The annual event provides an opportunity to welcome refugees into communities, form connections and share experiences. The theme for Refugee Week 2020 is 'Imagine.'
What is World Refugee Day?
World Refugee Day is an international day of awareness run by the United Nations (UN) to show support for refugees who have been forced from their homes by violence. In 2020, World Refugee Day will take place on 20th June, which coincides with Refugee Week 2020.
What is a refugee?
A refugee is someone who has had to leave their home and country, as they are unable to stay. This may be due to persecution, war, natural disasters and more. Refugees are often unable to return to their home countries, as it would not be safe for them to do so. Refugees could be individuals, families or even children. According to the international charity Save the Children, there are around 25.4 million refugees around the world