For Refugee Week 2024, join UK for UNHCR as we celebrate the incredible resilience, creativity and contributions of refugees around the world.

Refugee Week 2024

Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

Refugee Week 2024

For Refugee Week 2024, join UK for UNHCR as we celebrate the incredible resilience, creativity and contributions of refugees around the world.

Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

Countdown to Refugee Week

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17 JUNE

Countdown to Refugee Week

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17 JUNE

When is Refugee Week 2024?

This year, Refugee Week will take place between the 17th and 23rd June 2024, with World Refugee Day falling on the 20th June 2024.

The annual festival is celebrated across the UK and brings people together from all kinds of backgrounds. It inspires people to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of what refugees and displaced people go through. Refugee Week initiatives encourage people to share their experiences and reflect on a range of core beliefs and values.

Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

When is Refugee Week 2024?

This year, Refugee Week will take place between the 17th and 23rd June 2024, with World Refugee Day falling on the 20th June 2024.

The annual festival is celebrated across the UK and brings people together from all kinds of backgrounds. It inspires people to have a deeper knowledge and understanding of what refugees and displaced people go through. Refugee Week initiatives encourage people to share their experiences and reflect on a range of core beliefs and values.

What is UK for UNHCR doing for Refugee Week 2024?

Every year, we take this opportunity to celebrate the contributions of refugees and displaced people across the globe. UK for UNHCR will be running a series of events during Refugee Week which you can learn more about below.

From virtual classes to speaker events, performances and screenings, we are passionate about sharing refugee stories and encouraging you to get involved whilst also helping refugees within your community to feel welcome.

This year, we’ll be celebrating with the humble cup of tea. From Afghanistan to Venezuela, Syria to South Sudan, many cultures share a long history of tea-drinking with their own, varied tea traditions. For Refugee Week 2024, UK for UNHCR will create spaces to bring together the nation’s love of a cosy cuppa and a chat, and the beautiful tea rituals that refugees have brought with them to the UK. Watch this space for more information.

Your support means that we can raise more money for those in need, UK for UNHCR is the official UK charity partner of UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and we have lots of fundraising opportunities for you to take part in!

Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

What is UK for UNHCR doing for Refugee Week 2024?

Every year, we take this opportunity to celebrate the contributions of refugees and displaced people across the globe. UK for UNHCR will be running a series of events during Refugee Week which you can learn more about below.

From virtual classes to speaker events, performances and screenings, we are passionate about sharing refugee stories and encouraging you to get involved whilst also helping refugees within your community to feel welcome.

This year, we’ll be celebrating with the humble cup of tea. From Afghanistan to Venezuela, Syria to South Sudan, many cultures share a long history of tea-drinking with their own, varied tea traditions. For Refugee Week 2024, UK for UNHCR will create spaces to bring together the nation’s love of a cosy cuppa and a chat, and the beautiful tea rituals that refugees have brought with them to the UK. Watch this space for more information.

Your support means that we can raise more money for those in need, UK for UNHCR is the official UK charity partner of UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) and we have lots of fundraising opportunities for you to take part in!

Get involved

Cuppa Hope Tea Talks

June 2024

UK for UNHCR is creating spaces to bring together the nation’s love of a cosy cuppa and a chat, and the beautiful tea rituals that refugees have brought with them to the UK.

Book a place

Business Behind Refugees Webinar: Unlocking Refugee Talent

Weds, June 19th at 12:00 – Online
In celebration and recognition of Refugee Week 2024, Breaking Barriers are uniting the business community in its annual webinar to discuss why and how the business community can unlock refugee talent.

 

We Dare to Dream + ScreenTalk with Director Waad al-Kateab

Weds, June 19th at 18:15 at the Barbican (Cinema 1)
Waad al-Kateab tells the story tells the story of refugee athletes from Iran, Syria, South Sudan and Cameroon who swim, run and fight their way to opportunity and safety in host nations across the world.

 

Stand with refugees with these actions

If you believe that every person fleeing conflict has the right to seek safety and protection, there are many ways you can join us and stand with refugees. Nobody chooses to flee their home, but we can all help refugees recover their dignity, rebuild their lives and feel safe again.

Stand with refugees with these actions

If you believe that every person fleeing conflict has the right to seek safety and protection, there are many ways you can join us and stand with refugees. Nobody chooses to flee their home, but we can all help refugees recover their dignity, rebuild their lives and feel safe again.

Take on a challenge

You can fundraise on your own or as part of a community. The more people you get involved the bigger the impact we can have together.

Take on a challenge

You can fundraise on your own or as part of a community. The more people you get involved the bigger the impact we can have together.

Refugee facts
1951

The 1951 Refugee Convention provided the first legal definition of who a refugee is and has protected the human rights of people fleeing conflict and persecution ever since.

1 in 74

1 in every 74 people on earth have had to flee their homes.

108.4 million

By the end of 2022, there were an estimated 108.4 million people displaced globally by conflict and persecution.

Arts & culture

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

Our Home

Every year during Refugee Week there is a theme, the 2024 theme is ‘Our Home’.

Refugee facts
1951

The 1951 Refugee Convention provided the first legal definition of who a refugee is and has protected the human rights of people fleeing conflict and persecution ever since.

1 in 74

1 in every 74 people on earth have had to flee their homes.

108.4 million

By the end of 2022, there were an estimated 108.4 million people displaced globally by conflict and persecution.

Arts & culture

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

Our Home

Every year during Refugee Week there is a theme, the 2024 theme is ‘Our Home’.

Useful Refugee Week Resources

Refugee Week 2024 FAQs

But what’s it all about? We’ve rounded up our top Refugee Week FAQs here.

 
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

How to help

Refugees are people forced to flee their own country and seek safety in another country.

 
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

What is it?

Refugee week is a yearly week-long festival that is celebrated across the world…

 
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa
Photo: © UNHCR/Andrew Testa

Do you have a story to tell?

If you’re someone with experience of being a refugee and would like to share your story with UK for UNHCR, join our community of storytellers.
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