Refugee Week 2021
- Refugee Week 2021 is being held from Sunday 20 June to Saturday 26 June 2021. The theme of this year's event is 'Unity'.
- Refugee Week celebrates positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
- Cardinia Shire is a Refugee Welcome Zone, an initiative of the Refugee Council of Australia. A Refugee Welcome Zone is a council area that's made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees and migrants from refugee backgrounds into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community.
To mark Refugee Week 2021, 4 local community members share their inspiring stories of coming to Australia as a refugee in the short video features below.
Refugee Week video feature 1: Meet Otim Arima
Refugee Week video feature 2: Meet Vernon Tissera
Refugee Week video feature 3: Meet Lizzy Kuoth
Refugee Week video feature 4: Meet Mehdi Sina