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World Refugee Day 2004 National Activity Plan: Zambia

World Refugee Day 2004 National Activity Plan: Zambia

20 June 2004


On 13 June, the Minister of Home Affairs will officially launch the Refugee Awareness Week. During two weeks, UNHCR representatives, implementing partners and government officials will participate in a one-hour live radio programme dedicated to refugee issues.

The UNHCR World Refugee Day film about refugee youth will be broadcast on the national TV channel on 14-15 June. The High Commissioner's speech will also be shown on TV.

Since the launch of the repatriation of Angolan refugees from Zambia is on 12 June, UNHCR will make a documentary about the event.

UNHCR will organise a training session on peace issues and a workshop on conflict resolution. An awareness campaign on refugee issues will be organised in schools in Lusaka and in refugee camps' locations.

UNHCR will also facilitate a field mission to Meheba refugee settlement for some journalists to do in depth features on refugee youth issues.

On 16 June, a multicultural event will take place: refugees, government agencies, UNHCR and NGOs will organise stands to exhibit their panels and craft. Various performances, including traditional dances, exhibitions and sports competitions will also take place.