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World Refugee Day 2003: Norway

World Refugee Day 2003: Norway

20 June 2003

Two girls from the Palestinian Cultural Forum's children's choir, "Marakib". © UNHCR/G.Jusnes

UNHCR, together with the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), set up a mock refugee camp in central Oslo. A number of activities took place inside the camp.

People visiting the UNHCR information stand at the mock refugee camp in Oslo.

The NRC, in co-operation with the Norwegian Post, launched a World Refugee Day stamp on June 20.

The Refugee Council invited all ninth-grade students in Norway to participate in an essay and poem competition with the theme, "Refugee Youth". A jury consisting of well-known Norwegian authors chose the best of the contributions, which will be presented in different contexts.

Several activities were also launched at refugee reception centres throughout Norway to celebrate World Refugee Day.

The Norwegian Scouts' Association organised a World Refugee Day fund-raising campaign for NRC.