Refugee Week 2017

18-24 June is Refugee Week in Australia. Refugee Week aims to promote a culture of welcoming to refugees across the country. To help people better understand the challenges of each different community and how it is important that there is a successful integration of refugees, that assists them in belonging and living safely. It is a unique opportunity for us to understand this special group of people and to appreciate the value they add to cultural diversity in Australia.

Among all the events and activities during Refugee Week, the “Welcome!Respect!Unity!” presented by the City of Sydney, is a key highlight. This special celebration event brings together human rights activists and refugee personalities to share their stories and experiences, shedding light on the challenges they face, the struggles they go through as well as the valuable contributions they have made as refugees settling in Australia.

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