Refugee Week

Author - Afiqah Rozali

Musician Gordon Koang

Refugee Week 2021 Launch Event

In an increasingly turbulent world, the need to stand united is greater than ever. In the face of the pandemic, climate change, and global conflict, unity is strength. Working together, we survive, thrive and progress...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Innocent Karabagega

Innocent Karabagega

Meet Innocent Karabagega, a 26-year-old of two children and law student.He was forced to flee his home country of Burundi which is one of the poorest countries in the world and spent four months travelling on foot...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Sarab Shada

Sarab Shada

My name is Sarab Shada, I am a primary school teacher as well as an English language teacher for adults. I was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, but after years of journeying from country to country, my family...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Lizzy Kuoth

Lizzy Kuoth

Lizzy is a leader in the multicultural sector and adviser on refugee experience and community engagement, passionate about the advancement and advocacy of issues to build better, more inclusive communities. Currently...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Shabnam Safa

Shabnam Safa

Shabnam is a driven community development practitioner who is passionate about cultivating true partnerships between communities and structures of power to create lasting solutions to some of the most pressing social...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador George Najarian

George Najarian

George Najarian, also known as ‘Ginger George’ is an award-winning Armenian refugee from Syria. He has educated thousands of Australian community members about refugees, raised more than $12,000 and launched...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Simon Shahin

Simon Shahin

I am a former refugee from Syria and have resettled in Australia in 2015. I fled with my family from the war back in 2013, when the situation was already catastrophic. We have been incredibly blessed and fortunate to...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Samah Shda

Samah Shda

I arrived in Sydney Australia in 2019, after years of displacement and uncertainty. The aftermath of the 2003 war, sectarian violence and extremist radical groups pushed our family and many other families from religious...

Face-to-Face Speaker and Refugee Week Ambassador Shankar Kasynathan

Shankar Kasynathan

Shankar Kasynathan’s earliest memories are of his family being resettled by a generous neighbourhood after finding refuge in Australia. Over the last 15 years he has been dedicated to building more inclusive and...