14-20 JUNE

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contribution, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20th of June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

The theme of Refugee Week 2021 is ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’, an invitation to extend your hand to someone new. Someone who is outside your current circle, has had experience in something different than you, or is fighting for a cause you are not yet involved in.

This year, Mercato Metropolitano will once again participate to Refugee Week. To celebrate this amazing initiative, Mercato Metropolitano has partnered with Paola Mileo from Feeling Home and Abdullah Al Alwayed, Head Chef at Damascus Chef.

The video below is a cooking class by Abdullah, showing how to prepare two easy Syrian recipes. This class is dedicated to children and family together.

You can download here the recipe, together with facts and figures on refugees and the war in Syria.

Join the MMovement

MM is inviting people, companies and policymakers across London, the UK and the world to join the movement to change food culture in the country. This is an open invitation for people who believe in:

Healthy, sustainable, living food made with rural, artisanal practices

Supply chains that prioritise quality over price and make good, healthy food available

The importance of community in cities across the world, starting with London