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World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Indonesia

World Refugee Day 2007 National Activities: Indonesia

20 June 2007


On 13 June, about 60 refugees participated in a series of outdoor activities with an adventure theme in Puncak Bogor.

On 20 June, World Refugee Day was celebrated at the State Islamic University in Jakarta. In a Cultural Expo, refugees presented their cultural heritage. Iraqis prepared their traditional food and drink, Afghans wore traditional clothes and Sri Lankans danced and performed a short play. The movie, "To be A Refugee," was screened.

In the afternoon, a workshop was held with the theme: "Indonesian Values in Protecting Refugees in The Neighbourhood." Two refugees from Eritrea and Sri Lanka talked about their escape from persecution and journey to Indonesia.