Refugee Week 2017

19 June 2017

Every year, for one week across Britain, people acknowledge the contribution that refugees make in communities. 

Refugee Week is recognised in many different ways, with a nationwide programme of events ranging from art and culture events to educational events.  

The week started in 1998, aiming to bring different communities together – refugees and the general public - to build understanding and overcome tensions, as well as showcasing the talent that refugees bring with them to Britain. 

Since then, the week has developed and explores new and creative ways to address issues and reach beyond the refugee sector and provide information which educates and raises awareness of the reality of refugee experiences. 

The ultimate aim of the week is to create a better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration, allowing refugees to live in safety and continue making a valuable contribution.

People’s Health Trust funds a range of organisations that work with refugees to support and empower them. 

From African drumming sessions and choirs to inspiring photo exhibitions and educational talks in schools, there is a range of events happening across Britain for Refugee Week. 

It is an opportunity for asylum seekers and refugees to be seen, listened to and valued.


Are you getting involved in Refugee Week 2017? We’d love to know how. Email us and we’ll share your news. 


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