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Refugee Week

Refugee Week


Refugee week takes place from June 18th until June 24th.

Do you want to find out more about Refugee Week, then check out the following website?                                                                    

Their aim is to help change the way we see refugees.



Why not read a book in order to understand a little more?


A very visual book to start with is:

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

A book without words, a powerful story told in pictures alone.

Shaun Tan’s story of The Arrival can perhaps help us all to think about what it is like for someone who leaves home and everything that is familiar to them, and has to go and live somewhere else.

Click on the link to view this book


Here are a few other book suggestions:


Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman   

A fictional account of an Afghan refugee boy, fleeing to Australia, and the difficult experiences once there.


The Colour of Home by Mary Hoffman 

A picture book following the harrowing and emotional experiences of a Somali refugee.


For Every Child - UNICEF   

In 1989, the United Nations formally adopted 54 principles which make up the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.   

For Every Child, is a picture book explaining the rights of the child in a format for children to understand.


The Island by Armin Greder     

A picture book for older children. Beautiful illustrations show how a community reacts when a stranger arrives.


One Day we had to Run by Sybella Wilkes   

The text tells the true experiences of refugee children from Ethiopia, Sudan and Somalia.


A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis  

Crowded onto a boat on the sea a small group of refugees share their stories as the boat travels towards the dream of safety and freedom.


The Other Side of Truth by Beverley Naidoo   

This is the story of 12 year-old Sade and her brother Femi who flee to Britain from Nigeria. 


Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird 

Omar and his family have no choice but to flee their home in Syria, with only what they can carry.


The Un-Forgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce 

Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates.


The Seeking Refuge Stories created by Glynne, A. & Maldonado, S.


Ali’s Story

Rachel’s Story

Juliane’s Story

Navid’s Story

These powerful stories are testimonies of the torment, hope and resolution of young refugees who are seeking asylum.


We may not have had their experiences but reading about the experiences of others may help us to show kindness and understanding.



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  • Horsenden Lane North
  • Greenford
  • Middlesex
  • UB6 0PB
  • United Kingdom
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