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In June 2018, Refugee Week will reach an important milestone: 20 years of celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.

This 20 year anniversary is the theme of Refugee Week 2018 (18-24 June), and people are encouraged to take part by doing one (or more!) of 20 Simple Acts – one for each year of Refugee Week.

From reading a book to sending a card, Simple Acts are simple things everyone can do to show support for refugees, find out more about refugee experiences and make new connections in their communities.

Refugee Week started in 1998 as a direct reaction to hostility in the media and society in general towards refugees and asylum seekers. An established part of the UK’s cultural calendar, Refugee Week is now one of the leading national initiatives working to counter this negative climate, defending the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.