The Theme for Refugee Week 2021 is ‘Unity – the way forward’.

 

Refugee Week on white background surrounded by multicoloured dotsThe volatility of life in recent times has shown all of us the importance of working together to thrive, survive and to progress. Refugee Week this year builds on this by encouraging us all, both existing and emerging communities, to move forward together.

Refugee Week is an annual campaign held in conjunction with World Refugee Day on June 20 that aims to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and people seeking asylum, to focus on how we can provide a safe and welcoming environment for refugees and to celebrate how refugees and refugee-like communities have enriched our own diverse communities with their many positive contributions.

In 2021, the Refugee Council of Australia is calling on everyone to help build a more cohesive community during Refugee Week. Whether by hosting a local meal, a community event or attending an online event to hear from people all over the world we can all join in and encourage a spirit of unity as we recover from the isolation we have all endured in 2020.

For more information about what is happening during Refugee Week 2021 visit the Refugee Week Website.

 

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