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Food for thought: World Refugee Day 2020

June 20 is World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees estimates that there are currently almost 30 million refugees and asylum seekers worldwide. The History Trust of South Australia’s Migration Museum and the Australian Refugee Association will join fellow members of the international Migration Museum Network in observing World Refugee Day.

The Migration Museum and the Australian Refugee Association are partnering to present a livestreamed event to mark the day. Join us live on Facebook as local Adelaide women Ratiba Alhamza and Iman Mohammed cook up a storm and reflect on their journeys as refugees. Ratiba, originally from Syria, is a talented cook and runs a catering business with her husband. She will be talking you through the preparation of Kibbeh, Fatoush salad, and a sweet dish called Mamoul. Iman Mohammed is originally from Iraq, and says that cooking is her inspiration. Iman will show us how to cook some classics: Falafel and Baklava!

We invite you to join us at 4pm Adelaide time on Saturday 20 June 2020 at https://www.facebook.com/migrationmuseum and follow the Migration Museums Network on social media with #MigrationMuseums.

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