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Refugee Week, World Refugee Day 2017

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Refugee

Courtesy David Karp

Published: 24 June 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Last week, 18-24 June, was Refugee Week in Australia. While there are minor differences in the dates for Refugee Week in other countries, all include World Refugee Day (20 June).

Inside the lives of Middle Eastern refugees – Roberta Schuhalter Karp – The Forward 21.06.17
Demagoguery has transformed refugees, especially Muslim refugees, into threats to ‘our’ security. It’s one thing to know that people are being demonised; it’s quite another, I’ve learned, to meet the people being demonised.

UK: Chief Rabbi marks start of Refugee Week by visiting World Jewish Relief project – Jenni Fraser – Jewish News 20.06.17
Jewish leader joins World Jewish Relief’s groundbreaking initiative with Syrian refugees, which helps them to integrate into British life.

136-year-old Jewish refugee agency has a new mission in the Trump era: fighting back – Ben Sales – The Times of Israel 22.06.17
HIAS has seen its activist profile rise higher this year than at any point in its lengthy history.

Related:

What it feels like to be a refugee

Bring Manus and Nauru refugees to Australia

What are Australian Jews doing to ‘welcome the stranger’?

‘Love the stranger’ calls us now

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