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Refugee Week

Published: 3rd May 2024

Refugee Week logo 2024Refugee Week runs from the 17-23 June. The theme this year is “Our Home”. From our own homes to our collective home, planet earth: everyone is invited to celebrate what Our Home means to them.

Home can be a place of refuge, or a feeling. It can be found in smell, tastes, and sound. It includes the clothes the wear, the language we grew up with. It is found in food, music, and art.

For some home can be more than one place and finding it can be a journey. Especially for those who must leave their countries and rebuild their lives. Sometimes home is found in a single person. Other times in a whole community. And often all it takes is a single gesture of care and welcome.

What would happen if this Refugee Week we extended our warmth and hospitality beyond our own homes? Simple acts like having a chat, walking together, or sending a message of welcome can help everyone feel like they belong. Together, we can work in solidarity to ensure all our neighbours have safe and welcoming homes.

And Our Home is also global. We are interconnected; we share the earth’s resources, climate, and its challenges. Millions of people are being displaced from their homes because of the climate crisis. But exchanging knowledge can help us in practical ways to build hope for the future.

Together, this Refugee Week let’s practice our solidarity and make Our Home a more welcoming, safe, and sustainable place for all.

Find out more about Refugee Week at: https://refugeeweek.org.uk/ 

Page last updated: Friday 3rd May 2024 3:54 PM

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