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World Refugee Day - 2013

World Refugee Day - 2013
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World Refugee Day - 20 June

To mark World Refugee Day in 2013, UNHCR is presenting a multimedia artwork, Sanctuary & Sustenance: the story of many journeys, by Chicago-based group ART WORKS Projects for Human Rights

The work will be projected in several Central European capitals on and around World Refugee Day – including Budapest, Sofia, Bucharest, Warsaw, Ljubljana and Prague. It will also be shown in New York, Rome and Milan to celebrate World Refugee Day

Viewers will have the opportunity to trace the journey of a refugee family during the catastrophic events of displacement, on the path to sanctuary, and through the long process of rebuilding their lives in a new community.

For more details on dates and locations click here.

First marked in 2001, World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20. Tens of thousands of people around the world take time to recognize and applaud the contribution of forcibly displaced people throughout the world.

The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves.

Join us celebrating World Refugee Day and show that you care. How?

Learn – listen to stories about refugees in Central Europe under News, Photo and Video galleries and learn about our activities in Central Europe under Where we work.

Take action – attend our World Refugee Day events, share our World Refugee Day stories, pictures and videos, download and use our Facebook timeline covers and put our World Refugee Day banner on your website.

Spread the word – follow us on social media and share with your friends and colleagues how we celebrate World Refugee Day across Central Europe in 2013:

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Even 1 family torn apart by war is one too many

Visit our campaign site and learn how refugee families struggle to reunite once in Central Europe

World Refugee Day events across Central Europe - 2013

Find all details on our Sanctuary&Sustenance projections and other World Refugee Day events here.

Make it your World Refugee Day

Download and use our Facebook timeline covers and put our campaign banners on your website to support our campaign.


Static banners in size 300x250 and 728x90

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Facebook timeline covers

Cover 1: What would you take? - Hadeisha

Cover 2: What would you take? - Magbola

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