Refugee Week, Coordinated by the Refugee Council of Australia, is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate their positive contributions to Australian society.
Honouring Richmond’s vibrant and dynamic Vietnamese Australian community on Saturday 18 June 2022, will be one of the many NRCH events taking part to mark this year’s celebrations.
Over the coming days and weeks NRCH staff, residents and communities, partners and stakeholders will come together to celebrate the ways in which people from refugee backgrounds enrich our communities and culture, and to showcase our programs and services.
Since the 1970s, the five North Richmond estate towers have been the home for many fleeing wars and persecution around the world and seeking refuge in Australia. As a not-for-profit community health centre, our aim is to improve the equity, health & wellbeing of all, including that of refugees.
Marking Refugee Week will allow us to shine a light on our work, including that of CEH as experts in working effectively with refugee’s and asylum seekers and community members.
The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity & Health (CEH), a program of NRCH, is recognised Australia wide as helping organisations deliver and improve their services, so they are easy to access and provide fair treatment to migrants and refugees.