Refugee Week 2024 FAQs

Refugee Week 2024 is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the tremendous resilience, creativity and contributions of refugees in the UK and those who have been displaced. But what’s it all about? We’ve rounded up our top Refugee Week FAQs below.

 

When is Refugee Week? 

Refugee Week 2024 takes place from the 17th to the 23rd of June. Throughout the week there’ll be lots of events happening all over the UK to mark the occasion, including a celebration on World Refugee Day, which takes place on Thursday the 20th of June.

What is Refugee Week?

Refugee Week is the world’s largest arts and culture festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

There’ll be many events and activities taking place all over the country, covering everything from sports and arts to culture and education, involving refugees, celebrities, schools and other organisations.

The series of week-long events is an opportunity to foster wider connections that cross communities and experiences. For at least one week every year, we can hear from those in our communities who often go unheard.

As we listen to, watch and experience the voices, stories and artworks of those who have been forcibly displaced, we can develop a clearer understanding of why people become refugees and what it’s like to be faced with the challenges of finding safety in a new country.

What is the theme for Refugee Week 2024?

This year, the Refugee Week theme is ‘Our Home’ and focuses on creating conversations about what ‘Our Home’ means to you. We can all do more to give refugees more hope, and more opportunities, while they’re away from their home – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee. 

What events are taking place during Refugee Week this year?

There are many ways you can get involved in this year’s Refugee Week:

Cuppa Hope

Take on a challenge

Stand with refugees with these actions

Other refugee week events

I’m not local to any of your events; what can I do to support refugees?

Whilst most of our events during Refugee Week take place face-to-face this year, there are ways to take part online, like this ‘Reimagine your Neighbours’ to grow a virtual dolls’ house through the Refugee Week website.

Alternatively, you can show your support by creating your own fundraising event. This could be anything from a bake sale to a sponsored run, or even a skydive! You can find out more about fundraising for refugees here.

What do my donations go towards?

Did you know that £92 could provide solar lamps for four families, helping them stay safe at night and allowing children to study and learn – while reducing UNHCR’s environmental impact.

£120 could help provide a displaced family with a lifesaving Emergency Payment to buy urgent essentials such as food and medicine, and £383 could help provide refugees with a family tent, giving them a safe place to shelter.

Learn more about helping refugees in the UK here.

How can I find out more about Refugee Week 2024?

Here are some useful resources about this important celebration:

Do you have more questions about UK for UNHCR and helping refugees? Read our full FAQs here.

Anyone can get involved with Refugee Week. Why not take part in one of our events?

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