World Refugee Day

2019 UWCSEA East
This year we are joining with the UNHCR’s Step With Refugees campaign to highlight the 2 billion kilometres covered by refugees each year to reach their nearest point of safety.
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June 20th

Join us at 8-8.40am on the morning of Thursday 20th June, World Refugee Day, for a walk around our campus (starting in the plaza), accompanied by a podcast playlist created by Voices for Refugees and Ears on East.  Learn more about the challenges refugees face on their journeys, and add your own steps to the UNHCR running total.

Listen as you walk

Our Podcasts

“An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.”

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Episode One: UWCSEA Walks With Refugees


Episode Two: Voices and Ears


Five Myths about Refugees

Chronicles Of A Venezuelan Exodus: More Families Flee The Crisis On Foot Every Day

Leave a footprint

Tell us how you will stand with refugees this year:

Ways to support

  1. Read a real-life refugee story from the Refugee Voices gallery. Tell others about this story.

2) The Bike Project collects unwanted bicycles to give refugees in the UK.

3.) Phone Credit for Refugees offers help for refugees by giving them phone credit. For those living far away from friends and family, this is a crucial resource.

4). Eat the same rations as a Syrian refugee during Refugee Week learn more here.

5). Sign up for the RainbowRailroad newsletter and learn more about efforts to support LGBTQ+ refugees around the world.

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