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World Refugee Day 2004 National Activity Plan: Sri Lanka

World Refugee Day 2004 National Activity Plan: Sri Lanka

20 June 2004


UNHCR, together with its implementing partners, is currently organising a country-wide photo contest on the World Refugee Day 2004 theme, "A place to call home".

To raise awareness among schoolchildren, internally displaced people and host communities, different events will be held to commemorate the Day throughout the country. The event will include essay contests and other creative exercises on the World Refugee Day's theme, focusing on the situation of internally displaced people and refugees in Sri Lanka.

In the northern peninsula, dramas, cultural presentations and first aid awareness will form part of the World Refugee Day celebrations. A cycle marathon will also take place in an adjoining district to remember those who are still displaced. Local authorities, implementing partners and internally displaced people will make a presentation.