Refugee Week 2015 – 15th-21st June

This year, Refugee Week runs from Monday 15th until Sunday 21st June.

Refugee Week 2014

Different pasts, shared future
In 2014 Refugee Week runs from Monday 16th – Sunday 22nd June, with events taking place across the country throughout June and even in July.

For details, visit the Refugee Week website.

This year Refugee Week is dedicated to refugee children and the positive contributions they bring (and will go on to bring) to the UK as our future generations. They are the superheroes of our future!

Refugee Week Radio will be listing radio stations and websites which are taking part in Refugee Week. Check these out for audio to share – and let us know your details to be included in the list.

Check out the Platforma website, too, for arts and refugee-related events and news throughout the year.

Simple Acts – Share a Song

The Simple Acts website has a great selection of actions which people can do to raise awareness of refugees and the contributions which they make to the UK.

Sharing a song about refugees is one action which works well in audio format or on radio. Click here for songs on the Simple Acts website.

For more details and background to the Simple Acts campaign, contact the Simple Acts team at Refugee Week.

Resources and information for Refugee Week

Radio stations planning to celebrate Refugee Week can find plenty of resources and background information on the Refugee Week website.

Have a look at the Refugee Week Toolkit.

You can also read facts about refugees and see a list of famous refugees.

You can also find details of events going on around the country and in your area.

Archive: Highlights from Sunday 17th June 2012

There are lots of activities taking place around the country today to get you into the mood for Refugee Week.

In Birmingham – Celebrating Sanctuary: Let’s Do Lunch! takes place at All Saints Church Centre, Birmingham, B14 7RA – a meal open to all

In London, Celebrating Sanctuary takes place on the South Bank from 2pm until 7pm

And there are many more – check the Refugee Week website for details of events near you.

If you can’t get to any of the events, you could join in by listening to some of the programmes available on community and specialist radio across the UK. Click here to see which are taking part in Refugee Week.

NB: Programmes and details are subject to change without notice.


listenc   3.00pm   BCfmVoice of Sudan


listenc   2.00pm   Negat Radio (Embrace UK) on Spectrum Radio Network


listenc  8.00pm   BBC Radio Humberside – Alan Raw presents a special Refugee Week edition of BBC Introducing


listenc  8.00pm   Refugee Radio on Radio Reverb in Brighton


NB: the links may be live before and/or after the actual Refugee Week programmes. Please note also that Refugee Week Radio is not responsible for material broadcast on other radio stations.

Thank you – keep in touch….

Refugee Week may be over but the activities go on – click here for the Refugee Week website.

You could also join Platforma Arts and Refugees Network or take part in the Simple Acts campaign.

And on this website you can continue to listen to some of the audio and find links to the radio stations which took part.

Meanwhile, thank you – keep in touch…

Refugee Documentary from Nomad Radio

This audio documentary for Refugee Week is from Nomad Radio.

Presenter Amina Ahmed with some facts about refugees and about Somalis in Britain – she also talks to Somali members of the public on topics including whether they feel torn between two cultures, whether they consider themselves a refugee and what difficulties they encountered when they first came to the UK. Produced by Abdul Adan.

~ Refugee Documentary from Nomad Radio (MP3 – 10′ 21″)

The documentary is available to play on community radio stations in a non-profit way, crediting the contributors and Nomad Radio.