World Refugee Day – 20 June

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is 20th June. It's is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe and celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

"I’ve met so many who have lost so much. But they never lose their dreams for their children or their desire to better our world. They ask for little in return – only our support in their time of greatest need"

UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Find out more on the UNHCR World Refugee Day page.


Te Hāpua Reads: May 2024

A round-up of the books that the Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre staff have enjoyed over the past month.


Refugee organisations

Canterbury Refugee Resettlement and Resource Centre
A New Zealand based NGO that adopts both a rights based and a needs based approach to build the capacity of the refugee communities based in Canterbury.

Christchurch refugee services listed in CINCH, Community Information Christchurch.

Christchurch Resettlement Services exists to support people from refugee and migrant backgrounds living in Christchurch to settle successfully in New Zealand by providing a range of professional services that build on strengths to promote wellbeing and resilience.

Red Cross Refugee Services helps empower people from refugee backgrounds to achieve their goals and contribute to their new home in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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