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World Refugee Day 2004: Greece

World Refugee Day 2004: Greece

20 June 2004

Refugees showing off their culture during World Refugee Day celebrations.

In Anogeia, Crete Island, a concert and a handicraft exhibition with creations by young asylum seekers were organised at the Reception Centre for Unaccompanied Minors. Local and central authorities attended the events and gained insight on the work of the centre and the plight of refugee children in Greece.

A UNHCR official spoke at a press conference organised by the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR), with the support of a radio-marathon for refugees in Greece.

UNHCR also took an active part in a roundtable organised by GCR and the Athens Bar Association. The discussions, targeting lawyers, focused on the process of the harmonisation of asylum policies in Europe and its impact on Greek legislation and practice.

UNHCR participated in a press conference co-organised by Amnesty International and Médecins Sans Frontière Greece on the humanitarian situation in Sudan.