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World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Burundi

World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Burundi

20 June 2007

Refugee children wash their families' clothes in Djabal camp. Many children are overwhelmed with daily chores and as a result attend school only sporadically.

UNHCR's four offices around Burundi organized a wide range of activities. These included football and basketball matches, a solidarity march, dances, songs and poetry.

In Gasorwe Refugee Camp, several cultural activities were performed. Groups danced and played music, while acrobats and theatre troupes also took part in the celebrations. Thousands of people attended and national radio aired the event. An essay competition was held for camp-based refugees.