When is Refugee Week 2023? All your questions answered

Refugee Week 2023 is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the tremendous resilience, creativity and contributions of UK refugees and those who have been displaced.

Cyclist and UK for UNHCR fundraiser Theo Foster takes shade in the desert in Uzbekistan during his cycle around the world to raise funds for UNHCR’s lifesaving work.

Refugee Week 2023: All your questions answered

When is Refugee Week?
Refugee Week 2023 takes place from the 19th to the 25th of June. Throughout the week there will be lots of events happening all over the UK as well as in other parts of the world to mark the occasion.
What is Refugee Week?
Refugee Week is a UK festival that celebrates the tremendous resilience, creativity and contributions of UK refugees and those who have been displaced.

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

The week-long festival kicks off on the 19th of June through to the 25th of June, and includes a celebration on World Refugee Day, which takes place on Tuesday the 20th of June.

Why do we have Refugee Week?
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. 

It’s a chance to find the people beyond the labels, to learn about other experiences. 

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

What is UNHCR’s theme for Refugee Week 2022?
This year, UNHCR’s theme for World Refugee Day is Hope Away From Home and focuses on solutions for refugees and the power of inclusion. We can all do more to give refugees more hope – and more opportunities – while they are away from home – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

Watch this UNHCR page leading up to 19th June for more information and activities.

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

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