Sunday 20 June 2021 untIl Wednesday 23 June 2021
Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about refugees and to celebrate the contributions made by refugees to Australian society. It was initiated by the Refugee Council of Australia and is held every year in June to coincide with World Refugee Day on 20 June.
2021 World Refugee Day Theme: Together we heal, learn and shine
Together we heal
Help expand refugees’ access to primary and secondary health care, sexual and reproductive health, nutrition and mental health services.
Access to health care and medical support saves lives. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, works together with partners and host communities to make sure that people forced to flee their homes receive the care they need.
Together we learn
Transform the lives of seven talented young refugees by donating towards their university scholarships.
Education helps people forced to flee build better futures. We are working together with partners to provide refugee children access to quality education so they can pursue better lives.
Together we shine
Support refugees by unfolding your creative side! Send us your illustration and enter the #dreamball design contest.
Sport can enrich the lives of people forced to flee their homes. It can boost mental health and help refugees gain confidence, forge new friendships and feel welcome. In our work to protect refugees, we use sport to create safe and protective environments where everyone can discover their potential.
2020 Refugee and Migrant Sunday – resources for Worship or Personal Reflection HERE
President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Dr Deidre Palmer, offered a reflection at the Palm Sunday Peace Walk 2021. Read HERE.
She gives permission to share this message in your local church communities for Reflection.