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Lesmurdie Community Library is a very successful partnership between the Shire of Kalamunda Library Services and Lesmurdie Senior High School. We are the first purpose-designed joint use library in Western Australia and one of the earliest of its size in Australia.

We serve a school population of around 1000 students, 80 teachers and a further 42 support staff. Our local Lesmurdie community population is over 11,000. 

 

Location

Lesmurdie Senior High School Campus. 21 Reid Road, Lesmurdie, Western Australia 6076

Lesmurdie Senior High School Library: Ph. (08) 9291 1240

Lesmurdie Library - Shire of Kalamunda: Ph. (08) 9257 9976

 

 

World Refugee Day 2017

International Refugee Day 2017

Background

Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are several types of forcibly displaced persons:

Refugees

A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.

Stateless Persons

Stateless persons do not have a recognized nationality and do not belong to any country.

Statelessness situations are usually caused by discrimination against certain groups. Their lack of identification — a citizenship certificate — can exclude them from access to important government services, including health care, education or employment.

Returnees

Returnees are former refugees who return to their own countries or regions of origin after time in exile. Returnees need continuous support and reintegration assistance to ensure that they can rebuild their lives at home... [learn more at World Refugee Day 2017]

 

UN Goal: Health and Population

 

 

 

Quotable

Refugee Quotes link

Quotes about  refugees from Notable Quotes

Worldometers: Population

 

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