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Week in Review – World Refugee Week

Young schoolgirls holding unicef backpacks

What do you know about Refugees?

young girls at school holding unicef backpacks


“Seeking asylum is a fundamental human right.

Everyone has the right to life and liberty.
Everyone has the right to freedom from fear.
Everyone has the right to seek asylum from persecution.

These human rights don’t change based on race, religion,
sex or nationality. Human rights don’t change based on
whether you seek safety by land, air or sea.”

– Craig Foster

Every day is a day to support our community. Here at Sienna we give a monthly donation to UNICEF but there are many ways to support those in the world seeking asylum.

1. Read

refugee week books to read 1.Malala Yousafzai – we are displaced 2.Behrouz Boochani - No friend but the mountains 3. Gulwali Passarlay – The lightless sky 4. Ahmed m. Badr – While the earth sleeps we travel 5. Reece Jones – Violent Borders 6. Khaled Hosseini - A thousand splendid suns

2. Listen

refugee week podcasts to listen to Right to Refuge Solidaritee, Forced to Flee UNHCR, Refugees’ Stories, Re-Settled - Displaced, Grounded

3. Watch

refugee week movies and documentaries to watch, Human Flow, flee, Fire at Sea, Three Songs for Benazir, Watan

4. Donate

REFUGEE WEEK unhcr logo and unicef logo

1. UNHCR  2. UNICEF

5. Advocate

Share, share, share. It is only by using your voice – no matter how big – that these issues are brought front and centre to our community and change happens. Use your voice!

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