Wellingtonians got the chance to try flavours from across the globe at Red Cross’ World Refugee Day celebration.

Red Cross in Wellington held a festival of food, crafts and cultural performances to celebrate World Refugee Day in June.

Food on offer included empanadas and papas rellenas from South America, a variety of Syrian and Iranian dishes, baklava, noodles and a range Greek delicacies. Many of the stalls were run by former refugees.

The celebration enabled former refugees to share their food and cultures with their new neighbours, and was also an opportunity for them to experience aspects of business management, Red Cross Wellington Service Centre Coordinator Margaret Carson said.

Red Cross is the primary provider of community refugee resettlement in Aotearoa, helping new Kiwis rebuild their lives in New Zealand.