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World Refugee Week: Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances

World Refugee Day is held annually throughout the world on the 20th of June. We invite Nelsonians to come together to learn more about refugee resettlement and to celebrate the contribution former refugees make to our community. Join in with one or more of the activities.


Refugees – Ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances

Nelson is one of 5 refugee resettlement regions in New Zealand. We welcome approximately 75 former refugees into our community every year.

World Refugee Day is held annually throughout the world on the 20th of June. On this day and the week leading up to it, Red Cross Refugee Services Nelson would like to encourage people to acknowledge and reflect on the strength and courage of the people who are forced to flee their home lands and resettle in New Zealand. We invite Nelsonians to come together to learn more about refugee resettlement in our region and to celebrate the contribution former refugees make to our community in terms of our local economy and cultural diversity. Look out for our displays around the region and join in with one or more of the activities that will be taking place between the 14th-25th June.

Check out It’s On for event details:

  • World Refugee Week Story Time for Children (Stoke Library, 17th June)
  • World Refugee Day Story Time for Children (Elma Turner Library, 18th June)
  • Mary Meets Mohammad – Documentary Film (State Cinema 19th June, tickets from Nelson Multicultural Council)
  • Red Cross Refugee Services Open Day (19th June)
  • Dancing and performances (Elma Turner Library 20th June)

Attached information: https://www.volunteernelson.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/formidable/WRD-2015-Poster.pdf

Article type: Meetings and events
Start date: June 17, 2015

End Date: June 25, 2015

Contact Name: Jettie Zeestraten
Contact Phone: 03 548 4978
Contact Email: jettie.zeestraten@redcross.org.nz