Refugee Week 19-25 June 2016
Welcome to the first 2016 Refugee Week Bulletin. Every week from now until Refugee Week, we will be giving you updates about events, ambassadors, resources and much more. We encourage you to get involved and to send us information about what you will be up to during Refugee Week so that we can promote it for you. You may even see your event featured in the next bulletin!
Refugee Week, coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA), is Australia's peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and to celebrate the positive contributions that they make to Australian society.
This year, Refugee Week will be celebrated from Sunday, 19 June to Saturday, 25 June, which includes World Refugee Day on June 20. The theme is “With courage let us all combine”, which is taken from the second verse of the national anthem and celebrates the courage of refugees and of people who speak out against persecution and injustice. It serves as a call for unity and positive action, encouraging Australians to improve our nation’s welcome for refugees and acknowledging the skills and energy that refugees bring to their new home.