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World Refugee Day 2002: Ghana

World Refugee Day 2002: Ghana

20 June 2002

Kids play in a neighbourhood populated mostly by Iraqi refugees. Because refugees are not allowed to work in Syria, children often must take informal jobs to help support their families.

Religious services were held for Muslims and Christians to mark World Refugee Day.

Government officials, diplomats, and NGO workers paid a visit to Buduburam Refugee Camp to commemorate World Refugee Day. A special concert took place with the participation of famous Ghanaian musicians.

Other activities included special radio programmes, a walkathon, football matches, an exhibition of products made by refugees.