Croatian Red Cross

World Refugee Day - 20 June

World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
The Croatian Red Cross marked the World Refugee Day in cooperation with its partners, the UNHCR and the Ministry of Interior, and the NGO Centre for Peace Studies and the Jesuit Refugee Service.

The UNHCR’s message for the WRD 2013 is: “1 family torn apart by war is too many”.

The WRD was marked with various activities in Zagreb and Kutina - cities where asylum reception centres are situated and where most persons granted international protection live.

City of Zagreb

11 June
Meeting and socialising between elementary school children and children asylum seekers; theatre performance for children.

17 and 18 June
Public exhibition of creative and artistic works produced by asylum seekers was opened on 17 June in the local library, and would remain open for two weeks. On 17 and 18 June, asylum seekers met local citizens and introduced them with their countries of origin, culture and experience of refugee life.

20 June
Central event to mark the WRD in the local sport complex including football tournament (asylum seekers and local teams), art workshops and exhibitions, and music performances by local bands. High Governmental, UNHCR and CRC officials participated.

Town of Kutina

19 June
Events in the central square, open for citizens - “CRC, UNHCR and CSO Fair”: exhibition of promotional materials and creative works made by asylum seekers; theatre performance for children; art workshops; screening of a film with refugee themes.

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County Red Cross branch of Bjelovar-Bilogora

Address: V. Nazora 13/1
Postal code: 43 280
Director: Melita Lozina
Telephone: 043 531 156
Fax: 043 531 156
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