Celebrate Refugee Week: Send a Welcome Message to a Refugee

Published 17th June 2018

Refugee’s Welcome! Let’s show the best of British and def eat the hostile< environment this Refugee’s Week

Doctors of the World is asking members of the public to send welcome messages to refugees in the UK.

To mark Refugee Week, we’ve created www.radiorefugee.org.uk/refugee-week, which allows people to also share a favourite song with refugees.

Many refugees have reported the ‘hostile environment’ created by the government means they often feel alone, isolated and scared. Together with an increase in hate crime, it means that Brits have been accused of not being as kind and compassionate as we once were.

By choosing a song and sharing a message you can show your support for refugees across Europe and the rest of the world. Together we can turn the tide against hostility.

Choose a song and show your solidarity

Refugees have had to abandon their home, friends and often their families. For many, happier times feel like a lifetime ago and the chance of creating new memories seems remote.

It is hard to imagine how much every single refugee longs for the chance to make new and happy memories after all they have been through.

Often it is a small act of kindness that brings humanity and hope for those living in a refugee camp. The volunteer who translated for you. The doctor who treated your injuries or got you some pills for your hacking cough. Someone who simply listened to your story.

These moments and memories will not replace home. But they can be a start. A spark of hope for a new life.

By sharing a welcome message, choosing your own favourtie song and reading the stories of refugees and medical volunteers and workers, you can show your own empathy and support.

Make someone smile to day and show you care.

The easy to use website makes it simple to find a song. You can then share it with friends and family.

Can’t think of a song? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Feels like home by Bryan Adams

I’d like to teach the world to sing by New Seekers

Roar by Kate Perry

So why not put a smile on someone’s face and help make refugee’s welcome?


With your support, Doctors of the World will make sure nobody suffers or dies due to lack of access to healthcare.