World Refugee Day 2003: Slovakia

Ibrahim Maiga with dancers from Africa at the beneficiary concert in Gabcikovo, south Slovakia. © UNHCR/M.Cierna  © © UNHCR/M.Cierna

An outdoor beneficiary concert was held at the refugee site Gabcikovo, in south Slovakia.

Latino flash at the Gabcikovo concert.  © UNHCR/M.Cierna

It featured popular artists like Peha and Ibrahim Maiga, as well as other multicultural performances.

Popular Slovak group Peha with the singer Katka Knechtovaday.  © UNHCR/M.Cierna

In Bratislava, young refugees met with Slovakian Parliamentarians at an event where the Handbook for Parliamentarians, "Refugee Protection: A Guide to International Refugee Law" was presented, beside a photo exhibition, "Refugees in Slovakia and in the World".

Refugee children meeting Members of Parliament and other guests at the opening of a photo exhibition.  © UNHCR/M.Cierna