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Jess, Naomi & Art Refuge UK
Kathmandu, Nepal
18. Define the word “Refuge”

We took a group from the Nepal Children's Art Museum out to explore they city. We took a walk around the local area and thought about all the interesting places high, low, open & public or hidden, that we saw. We chose a space to claim as our own for an afternoon and made our very own refuge within it from all the found objects we had collected and some extras from our very simple portable studio.


We believe that if everyone does at least one of these simple actions, we could make a big change to the way refugees are perceived in the UK.

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Cook a dish from another country

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Welcome to our website and thank you for choosing to do something simple to help refugees!

We hope you can find lots of ideas here for things to do this Refugee Week - 15th to 21st June 2015.

If you are in London or able to travel here on the World Refugee Day (20th June) we invite you to a Simple Acts day of fun we've curated in partnership with the V&A Childhood Museum and Young Roots. There will be performances, workshops and lots of ways to participate and add your voice. After all, the event is titled It's Your Story Too. We will shortly publish a full programme here so do keep your eyes peeled.

If you are attending an event organised for Refugee Week somewhere else in the UK please let us know via Visit a Refugee Week Event Simple Act and describe what you saw and did.

We would love to hear from you.

One of the themes we are promoting this year is around how Refugees Contribute. If you have a story that you want to tell, a fact you know about how a refugee you know or even a famous refugee contributed (and there are lots of examples!) please let us know. And include your personal stories about refugees who are your friends, family or neighbours contributing to your life.

If you are a school we will shortly be launching our new schools competition.

Always feel free to get in touch with us for a chat and more information. When you do an action don't forget to log your activity on our action counter!

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