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What does ‘Our Home’ mean to you this Refugee Week?

image shows Ellen Rudge - a cis white woman wearing a red top
Ellen Rudge
14 June 2024

This Refugee Week, we chatted to Olena Ivanyk from Education Development Trust, about what it’s like being a Ukrainian refugee living in Cornwall and how she wants to use her experiences to support others in her situation through the Cornwall Refugee Assist programme.

The theme for Refugee Week 2024 is “Our Home”. From the places we gather to share meals to our collective home, planet earth: everyone is invited to celebrate what our Our Home means to them.

We are inviting colleagues to send us a photograph or drawing of what ‘Our Home’ means to you to raise awareness for Refugee Week.

There are no prizes or winners, just an opportunity to think about the idea of home in as many different ways as you can.  The more creative the better!  We have already had some varied submissions including a hen house, a landscape and an animal shelter, so there are no limitations.

We will publish some of the best photos on our website and social media during Refugee Week.

Upload your 'Our Home' photo

Events and Activities

Please let us know if there is anything going on in your organisation or community to mark Refugee Week by tagging Cornwall VSF on social media or by emailing our Engagement Officer Tim Burns

Refugee Week 2024 Thunderclap

Join the social media thunderclap on Monday, 17 June at 12noon.

We’ll all post the orange heart along with “This #RefugeeWeek I’m celebrating #OurHome by…” Fill in the blank and inspire others! For inspiration explore this year’s Simple Acts.