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Join me at Town Hall tonight for a special Refugee Week celebration: https://whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/events/the-need-to-belong 

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This is why we do this – it’s so important to show refugees and asylum seekers how welcome they are in our city.

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I am so happy to hear that our banners served as a reminder that he is now a Sydneysider – living in a community that respects his rights, offers him a future and is so proud to have him here.

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He wrote to tell me that he had seen our banners across the City, proudly declaring that ‘Refugee and Asylum Seekers are Welcome.’

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Last week, I received a beautiful letter from an Iranian refugee who suffered so much before creating a new life for himself in Sydney.

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Today is World Refugee Day. I have joined Mayors of over 100 cities around the world in signing on to the UNHCR @RefugeesMedia statement in solidarity with the tens of millions of refugees & asylum seekers seeking new lives for themselves across the world http://www.unhcr.org/refugeeday/