John Sidoti, Member for Drummoyne today welcomed the beginning of national Refugee Week 2016, which runs from Sunday 19 June to Saturday 25 June.
“For generations, NSW has been a refuge to those fleeing persecution and injustice. It has been a home for those who want to start a better life for themselves and their loved ones,” Mr Sidoti said.
“As a community, we are all the richer because of the enormous contributions made by generations of refugees who have made NSW their home.
“Importantly, this week is an opportunity for everyone in our Drummoyne community to learn more about the personal stories of refugees and their contributions.”
The theme of this year’s Refugee Week is “With Courage Let Us All Combine”, which celebrates the courage of refugees and encourages people to unite to help refugees.
“This year’s Refugee Week is all the more significant as the NSW Government expects to resettle refugees from Syria and Northern Iraq over the coming months,” Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka said.
“The NSW Government is working hard to ensure those refugees resettling in NSW have access to the services and supports they need.”
For more information about Refugee Week and to see how you can participate see: http://www.refugeeweek.org.au/