MIC Celebrates Refugee Week 2020

Celebrating & Supporting

Migrant Information Centre (Eastern Melbourne) (MIC) is a not-for-profit organisation supporting individuals, families, and communities from diverse backgrounds in the eastern region of Melbourne to understand Australian life, integrate into a multicultural society and access services. In recognition of Refugee Week 2020, MIC aims to raise awareness of issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions they have made in our community here in eastern Melbourne.

CELEBRATING REFUGEE WEEK

In partnership with the City of Knox, MIC proudly celebrates our refugee communities through two videos.

VIDEO 1: Raviana Sailo is the Assistant Secretary of Melbourne Mizo Association (MMA). She speaks about MMA and how the association supports the Mizo community in eastern Melbourne. This is followed by a cultural dance performed by the members of MMA at a recent community festival.

 

VIDEO 2: Maedeh Maghsoodi (Jasmine) is a young Iranian rapper who speaks of the challenges faced by young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds and their experiences of settling in Australia.

MIC’s COVID-19 APPEAL

The MIC’s COVID-19 Appeal is currently running to raise awareness and provide support for people from refugee and migrant backgrounds impacted during this crisis. Your donation will help us continue to provide direct assistance to new migrants and refugees living in the eastern region of Melbourne who are experiencing financial hardship or crisis.  One hundred per cent of all donations will be used to provide food and other essential household items to people from refugee or migrant backgrounds to help them through this difficult time. Your support is greatly appreciated.  All donations of $2.00 or more are tax deductible.

How you can support

Make a donation

Make a donation to the COVID-19 Appeal here

Help us promote

Help us bring awareness of the rich diversity in our communities and share how we can come together and collectively support those in need. Please share our COVID-19 Appeal flyer and this link (http://miceastmelb.com.au/get-involved/donate/mic-celebrates-refugee-week-2020/) through your networks

 

Learn more and become part of the team!

Our staff volunteer their time to hold fundraising activities annually to raise money to assist our clients. If you would like more information about MIC or if you are interested in volunteering with us, please contact MIC on (03) 9285 4888 or mic@miceastmelb.com.au.