Refugee Week

Author - Molly Jureidini

Free musical instruments

Music for Refugees is offering refugees FREE music instruments. Being a musician and realising that music is a wonderful stress reliever, Philip Feinstein began a campaign to assist children and adults in detention by...

Lattouf El Chami

I arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 2021. I was born and raised in Lebanon, I completed my Master’s degree in Music Education at Antonine university-Beirut. Growing up in Lebanon, I have so many memories of wars...

Rahan

My name is Rahan and I am a Rohynga Asylum Seeker from Myanmar (Burma). I left my country in 2013 seeking safety and searching for a better future because I am a Rohynga, which meant that I had no right to citizenship...

Assadullah Khurrami

My name is Assadullah Khurrami, I am a former asylum seeker from Afghanistan. I arrived to Australian on a boat in 2010 and I spent a year in Immigration Detention Centres in Christmas Island and in Curtin Western...

Settlement Services International key event partner

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) has named SSI as a key event partner for Refugee Week 2022. This year’s Refugee Week theme is “Healing”, which can occur through storytelling, through community and through...

Oliver Slewa

I arrived in Sydney, Australia in 1994, after 2 years of travelling as a refugee with my mother and siblings, through Jordan, Turkey and Greece before being granted a refugee visa to Australia. I knew we had to leave...

Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country

A Welcome to Country or Acknowledgement of Country is an important way to show respects to the First Nation People of this land. We have collated some information about this and other forms of respect for you to use...

Resource Kit 2022

We have created a resource kit with all the information you need to educate yourself on the importance of Refugee Week and learn more about how to get involved.
RCOA Resource Kit 2022 download  

Films to watch during Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a great time to watch films with family and friends, and even possible if you’re stuck in quarantine! Below are some new films from the last year. AKONI A homeless Nigerian refugee struggles to...