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Type Events and festivals
In Greenwich
Date and Times 16-23 June 2024 | See page for details
Prices Free

This Refugee Week, explore the rich stories of migration within Royal Museums Greenwich's collection, centred around the theme 'Our Home'. Find out about the complex issues that migrants face today and celebrate the culture and heritage of communities that have migrated to London.

Royal Museums Greenwich is taking part in Refugee Week to recognise and understand the difficulties for refugees, and look at the need for compassion, not just to ourselves but to all our human neighbours and our one shared home, planet Earth.

2024 event programme

What’s On

Display: Missing Migrants: 63,000 Lives Too Many

To mark Refugee Week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has created a pop-up display focused on the topic of missing migrants.

Titled Missing Migrants: 63,000 Lives Too Many, the display shines a spotlight on the number of lives lost during migration journeys worldwide, most of which on maritime routes.


The display by IOM in the United Kingdom and IOM’s Global Data Institute, as part of Refugee Week initiatives in the UK, features data and personal stories from IOM's Missing Migrants Project.

IOM is the leading intergovernmental organisation in the field of migration and is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. IOM is part of the United Nations system, as a related organisation.

The Missing Migrants Project was established in 2014 following two catastrophic shipwrecks near Lampedusa that claimed over 600 lives. It is the only global open-access database of migrant deaths and disappearances and the sole indicator on safe migration in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. From 2014 to 2023 more than 63,000 people lost their lives during migration, with more than 1,800 so far this year.

The display is located on the ground floor of the National Maritime Museum until 24 June.

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