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16 - 22 June2014

This year we would like to put a spotlight on the refugee children and young people who exhibit such adaptability, resilience and determination in rebuilding their lives in the UK, and who play (and will go on to play) an important role in shaping our future society.

Click here www.refugeeweek.org.uk to find out more.



The Simple Acts campaign

<< Click here to watch the Simple Acts animation<< The Simple Acts campaign is about inspiring people to use small, everyday actions to change perceptions of refugees.It sounds simple - and it is! Join the Simple Acts campaign

www.dadaabstories.org This interactive website provides a wealth of information about the lives of people living in Dabaab, the world's largest refugee settlement. Situated in northern Kenya near the border of Somalia, its five camps are a fragile home to roughly half a million people. By definition, a refugee camp is temporary, but life does not stop here. Love, marriage, children, work, art — life goes on. Following famine and renewed conflict in the region in 2011, over 100,000 new refugees flooded into the camps. Despite the challenges, the Dadaab story continues to evolve.  

This is our shared future. We all have a part to play in contributing to a better future and supporting every individual to realize their potential and their rights to a future full of promise and life.

With 50% of the worlds refugees reported to be children and young people in the current global refugee crisis we are seeing unfold in front of us it feels an important time to dedicate the Week to refugee children and young people.