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World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Azerbaijan

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2007

UNHCR organized "play days" in the Baku and Bilasuvar regions on 20 June within the framework of the ninemillion.org campaign. They involved 10 communities and 250 children.

The Azerbaijan State Philharmonic gave a concert on 20 June. An exhibition of paintings by internally displaced and refugee children was exhibited at the same time.

Japanese optometrist and 2006 Nansen Refugee Award Akio Kanai arrived in the country on the eve of WRD to provide eye tests and spectacles to approximately 4,000 internally displaced people. Dr. Kanai and his team from Fuji Optical were guests of honour at a WRD event on 20 June.

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Azerbaijan: Sports brightens an otherwise stark lifePlay video

Azerbaijan: Sports brightens an otherwise stark life

Through ninemillion.org Vusal, a young refugee living in a refugee camp in Azerbaijan is able to share with you a glimpse of his life and home. Playing football makes it a bit brighter.