Refugee Week: Restoring Hope!
#RefugeeWeek is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting #refugees & celebrate the #positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society.
In 2014, Refugee Week will be held from Sunday 15 June to Saturday 21 June. The theme for Refugee Week from 2012-2014 is#RestoringHope. The theme reminds us that, while a refugee’s journey begins with#danger, it also begins with #hope.
Refugees flee their homelands not only because they #fear #persecution, but also because they have hope: they hope to find #freedom from persecution, and #safety and #security for themselves and their#families; they hope to be given a chance to start a new life & recover from past trauma. The theme also calls attention to the role of countries which, through offering #protection to refugees & providing them an #opportunity to #rebuild their lives, restore hope for a future free from fear, persecution, #violence & insecurity.
The theme aims to highlight the situation for those who remain in seriously protracted situations, facing ongoing #discrimination, #violence & uncertainty, with little hope for a resolution in the near future.
The theme calls on us to consider how we can provide solutions for these refugees & restore their hopes for a brighter future. #HappyRefugeeWeek #auspol
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