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Learn more about Refugee Week

Refugee Week starts on Monday, June 20, and it’s a celebration of the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees and those seeking sanctuary.

The week offers a programme of arts, culture, sport and educational events alongside media campaigns. It enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels and encourages understanding of why people are displaced and the challenges they face.

Refugee Day, June 20, and the following week is a platform for people who have sought safety in this country so they can share their experiences and perspectives.

This year the week has the theme of ‘healing’ and will be a celebration of community, mutual care and the human ability to start again.

Our library has a special display and there is a great reading list for some inspiration on choosing your next title.

There are further resources: 

Refugee Week: Famous people you might not know were refugees

Mo Salah is calling for better education for refugee children

The children travelling across Europe on their own 

Refugee Moner on escaping a war and settling in England

BookTrust’s list for older children and teenagers “Since asylum can be a confusing issue for teenagers (and even adults), here are some books that explore what it really means to flee your home and have to start your life over.”

LoveReading4Kids Article on Books to Raise Awareness