World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Namibia
World Refugee Day, 20 June 2007
Identity cards for refugees were officially launched by a senior government official on 20 June at Osire Refugee Camp. To mark the occasion, 14 refugees received new identity cards.
- UNHCR repatriates almost 14,000 Angolans; steps up pace of return ahead of deadline
- US journalism students create website to record visits to refugee camps
- Refugee professionals serving the community in Namibia
- Executives visit UNHCR projects in Africa and pledge more help
- Refugee registration in Namibia advances the search for solutions
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"Do You See What I See?" Exploring the words and photographs of refugee children
For more than a year, a collection of startling photographs taken by refugee children in Namibia and Yemen has been travelling the world, giving a glimpse into the lives and thoughts of people whose lives have been thrown into turmoil at such a young age.
Professional photographer Brendan Bannon conducted the "Do You See What I See" project for the UN refugee agency in Yemen's Kharaz Refugee Camp and Namibia's Osire Refugee Camp.
He ran a series of intensive two-week photo workshops for a dozen children in each camp. Bannon guided them through a series of exercises that focused on the self, the community, the family and dreams. Here are some of the amazing results.
"What emerges in these pictures is a commentary on humanity - proposing what to them is love, what is suffering, what is funny, what can be discovered about self, family, history and community: What makes us alike and what makes us different," Bannon wrote.
A travelling photo exhibition was put together and has been seen by thousands of people around the world. It is now showing at the United Nations in New York, but the photo exhibition has never been shown on UNHCR's website before.