The Event Series builds on the company’s established global support to expand the opportunities available to refugee communities. WeWork is also providing office space in London to MADE51–UNHCR’s social enterprise brand for refugee-made products–to help the organisation store its products, as it prepares to launch an online retail shop during Refugee Week.
Mathieu Proust, General Manager, WeWork UKI and Emerging Markets says, “We’re delighted to be hosting our Refugee Events Series in celebration of this year’s Refugee Week here in the UK, as well as to be building upon our valuable partnerships with UNHCR, TERN and Kuchinate. During these uncertain times, it is more important than ever to celebrate our diverse community of members and employees. We are committed to creating opportunities and supporting refugee communities. We want to bring this brilliant line up of talks and initiatives to as big an audience as possible and we encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about the power of refugee initiatives to get involved and be inspired by these stories of resilience!”
Mark MacDonald, Director of Communications, UK for UNHCR says, “Everyone can play a part in helping refugees recover and rebuild their lives. UNHCR is working globally to protect families who have lost their homes to conflict and WeWork’s advocacy helps to ensure their voices are heard. In Refugee Week, we remember all those forced to flee violence and persecution, but also celebrate the strength, resilience and contribution of refugees around the world and in our own communities. It’s great to partner with WeWork on this event series to share stories of inspiration from these fantastic refugee initiatives.”