Kids on refugees

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The United Na­tions High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is hold­ing its sec­ond an­nual art con­test for Aus­tralian and New Zealand school chil­dren.

The aim of the con­test is to pro­mote greater aware­ness of the plight of refugees, as well as a cul­ture of re­spect and tol­er­ance to­ward the refugee pop­u­la­tion.

The art con­test is part of UNHCR’s global ‘‘1 cam­paign’’ to cre­ate works of art around the state­ment ‘‘1 fam­ily torn apart by war is too many’’, which is also the theme for World Refugee Day which is held on June 20.

School chil­dren of all ages are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate and help UNHCR raise aware­ness and sup­port refugees and dis­placed peo­ple to re-es­tab­lish their lives and places in the world in safety and dig­nity.

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