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World Refugee Day 2004: Rwanda

World Refugee Day 2004: Rwanda

20 June 2004

UNHCR staff register refugees at the Douma registration center on the outskirts of Damascus. Registering with UNHCR ensures that the most vulnerable refugees receive aid.

A competition was launched on World Refugee Day for kids (refugee and returnee) to draw "A place called home". This event took place simultaneously in all camps. Pictures, stories, details on durable solutions and UNHCR's work in Rwanda will be presented at an exhibition in the French Cultural Centre in Kigali later this year.

An exhibition match was organized to support the urban refugee football team. The match was held in a local stadium in Kigali, attracting the local population as well.

Several marches, traditional dances, presentations and speeches marked the celebrations in the camp. Members of the government, local authorities and the diplomatic community attended.