Saturday 20 June is World Refugee Day.

This is when we would usually gather on the streets to show solidarity with people seeking refugee protection in Scotland and across the world. This June would have marked 20 years of Refugee Festival Scotland. We are really missing the social interaction and activity the festival brings.

As Covid-19 forces us to physically distance, we have to find new ways to stay connected and informed. We have to ensure that people seeking refugee protection remain visible and heard.

Will you take some time this week to understand what people seeking safety are going through? Visit our World Refugee Day 2020 page for campaigns, events, stories and reports.

Show your support online: download graphics by Syrian artist Mousa Alnana and start the conversation #WorldRefugeeDay.

Chris Afuakwah
Author: Chris Afuakwah