Close sites icon close
Search form

Search for the country site.

Country profile

Country website

World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Nepal

World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Nepal

20 June 2007

An Iraqi man and his child stand forlornly in the door of their spartan quarters in Amman, where vast numbers of Iraqis are believed to be sheltering.

On 20 June, UNHCR and the Nepal Law Campus in Kathmandu organized a programme to highlight refugee issues in Nepal. UNHCR officials briefed the audience on the agency's role in Nepal and the documentary "Global View 2007" was screened.

Volleyball tournaments were organized in all seven refugee camps in eastern Nepal. Players were given volleyballs, uniforms, shoes and T-shirts. Japan's TV Asahi filmed the volleyball tournament and WRD cultural programmes in the camps.