Refugee Week Wales

The Welsh Refugee Council is coordinating the events for Refugee Week Wales, from the 19 to the 15 June 2017.

World Refugee Day is the 20 June 2017, and in the week around the twentieth Refugee Week takes place around the world, celebrating the contributions of refugees to the UK and around the world, encouraging better understanding between communities. Originally a reaction to hostility to refugees in media and wider society, the ultimate aim of Refugee Week is to create a better understanding between different communities, enabling refugees to live in safety.

This year in Wales many events are planned, from poetry readings in Grangetown Library, Cardiff to a bring-and-share food event in Wrexham, as well as online webinars. In four venues across Wales (Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, Wrexham), the ‘Why We Flee’ photography exhibition will be showcased, where along with the photography, asylum seekers and refugees will share their experiences of leaving their home country to seek asylum elsewhere.

To read more about Refugee Week Wales, and to sign up for any of the events that are available, please visit the Refugee Week website.

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