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World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: China

World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: China

20 June 2007

Large numbers of people from the Balkans sought asylum in European countries in the late 1990s. This young boy awaits processing by a Swiss soldier.

A WRD media campaign, dubbed "Unheard Voices of Refugee Children," focused on the education problems of refugee children in China. China Daily, the official English-language newspaper, ran a feature on the issue.

BQ Weekly published two pages of photos and a review on the global refugee situation over the past year. China Ethnic News held a programme on protection of refugees.

A stall was placed in Hong Kong's central business district on 22 June to help raise awareness about refugee issues and funds for UNHCR's operations. "Einstein was a Refugee" t-shirts and UNHCR "Hope" wristbands were sold and information packets and leaflets distributed.

A 30-second World Refugee Day video message was posted on, the most recognized internet brand name in China. A "Fun Day for UNHCR" was organized at Hong Kong's Ocean Park for 46 refugee children on 22 June.