First marked in 2001, World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20. This year, the UNHCR theme is “One refugee without hope is too many.”
The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries.
Activities and Events:
A Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants is set aside each year to fall as close as possible to World Refugee Day on 20 June. In 2012, the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants falls on Sunday 17 June.
Caritas prepares resources for this Day on behalf of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference. To download full notes and resources for the Day of Prayer, please visit the Caritas website .
Open Day at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre
When: Saturday, 23 June 11am to 2pm.
Where: Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre, 251 Massey Road
Annual World Refugee Day Football Match and Cultural Fair
When: Sunday, 24 June at 11.00am
Where: Newtown Park
Movie screening to benefit Refugee Services
When: Wednesday 20 June at 6.00pm
Where: Lighthouse Cinema, 52 Beach Street, Petone
Movie: “A Welldigger’s Daughter”
Cost: $20 for a ticket AND a delicious cupcake from SweetPea. Raffle tickets will be available at the event!
Refuge in words – hear 5 former refugees read their poems of love and survival
When: Wednesday 20 June 12.30 pm – 1.00pm
Where: Te Papa – Level 4 Espresso
Cost: Free Entry
Movie Screening to benefit Refugee Services
When: Thursday 21 June at 7.00pm
Where: Cafe Agora, 13B Kent Street, Frankton
Movie: “Beyond Rangoon”
Cost: $10 donation at the door.
What: New Beginnings Refugee Stories – Nelson and Mu Lar’s Weaving, will be launched with a special celebration
When: 20 June
Where: Nelson Public Library
The Under 5’s and Parents Expo
When: Tuesday 19 June from 10am to 12.30pm
Where: Celebration Centre 81 Bickerton Street, Wainoni
Contact: Lisa Logan, Christchurch Resettlement Services, Ph 335 0311 x25.
Honour World Refugee Day with Hagley Community College
When: Wednesday, 20 June 2012 from 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Hagley Community College (Cafeteria at Library)