Public relations volunteers are working to raise awareness of Refugee Week 2009 (15-22 June).
The timing seems tough, with fears about jobs in the recession and with two British National Party candidates having been elected to the European Parliament representing northern English constituencies.
‘The Simple Acts campaign is about inspiring individuals to use small, everyday actions to change perceptions of refugees.
‘It consists of 20 actions that can be done by anyone and that encourage us to learn and do more with refugees. With every person who joins the campaign and does a small thing with and for refugees, we get a little closer to removing barriers between communities and to creating the kind of world we all want to live in.’
Simple Acts include everyday tasks like cooking foreign food or telling a child a story from another country.