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World Refugee Day 2002: Benin

World Refugee Day 2002: Benin

20 June 2002


On 15 June, refugees in Cotonou and Kpomassè conducted a campaign composed of cleaning and tree-planting to express their gratitude to the host community.

On 19 June, products made by refugee artisans were displayed and sold.

A ceremony was held at the refugee camp in Kpomassè on 20 June in the presence of government officials, ambassadors, and representatives from NGOs and UN agencies. A refugee women's football team was awarded a prize.