World Refugee Day 2004 National Activity Plan: Austria
World Refugee Day, 20 June 2004
UNHCR will launch a combined billboard and web awareness campaign against negative stereotypes about asylum seekers. The agency will also hold a press conference.
- Refugees themselves, Iraqis volunteer to help others reach safety in Germany
- Loss of hope and deepening poverty driving Syrians to seek refuge in Europe
- Women and children trek exhaustedly into Austrian town of Nickelsdorf to warm welcome
- UNHCR welcomes more EU support to refugees, urges fast implementation
- Over 1,000 people wait for buses at Bapska border crossing between Croatia and Serbia