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World Refugee Day 2003: Malawi

World Refugee Day 2003: Malawi

20 June 2003

Refugee children singing at the nursery school in Dzaleka camp on World Refugee Day. © UNHCR Lilongwe

Refugees at Dzaleka camp, the only camp in Malawi, marked World Refugee Day with the official opening of a health centre that was attended by senior government officials and members of the diplomatic community.

Government officials and diplomatic representatives touring Dzaleka camp.

Other celebrations included a refugee band performance, traditional dances,

Malawians performing traditional dances in a gesture of harmonious co-existence with refugees.

as well as a radio play and a comic show that advocated harmonious co-existence between refugees and Malawians. To promote this, sports events - including a football match and a netball game - were also held between the two communities.

A cultural dance by a Rwandan refugee group.