Refugee Week is a UK – Wide event marked annually since 1998. The week celebrates refugees creativity, resilience and contributions to society. The week coincides with World Refugee Day which is observed on the 20th June.  In this blog we reflect on how King’s marked the week and look at some of the practical ways you can support refugees throughout the year.

Refugee Week at King’s 

The theme for 2022’s Refugee Week was ‘Healing’. To make the week King’s hosted a series of events to connect, educate and listen. You can explore some of the events that were held here. Highlights included:

King’s Sanctuary Programme

‘The 10-year vision of the Sanctuary Programme is to realise the educational potential of forcibly displaced young people.’

In 2015 thr Sacnctuary Programe was formed in response to the huge issue of forced displacement around the globe, impacting more than 100 million people. The aim of the programme is to deliver projects that create positive opportunities for young people who have has their education disrupted due to displacement.

The programme is an umbrella for a number of projects at King’s College London. Initiatives Include:

STAR (Student Action for Refugees)

STAR us a student run organisation that is part of KCLSU. The student group raises awareness of issues affecting refugees and promotes the integreation fo refugees and asylum seekers into society.

The group offers a number of volunteering and campaigning opportunities. You can learn get involved with STAR here.

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