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Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.

The aim of the celebration is to create better understanding between different communities and to encourage successful integration enabling refugees to live in safety and to continue making a valuable contribution to Australia.

Each year, Refugee Week is celebrated with a theme. 'Healing' is the theme this year as, since the beginning of the pandemic, Australia and the rest of the world have had an opportunity to hit the reset button on how we behave towards one another. The pandemic has underscored the importance of human connections; such lessons can help us in many ways. Mainstream and refugee communities can draw upon shared hardship to heal wounds, learn from each other, and move forward. Healing can come through storytelling, community, and connection with each other. 

Learn more about the Refugee Week.
Page reviewed 20 October 2020