Come Celebrate World Refugee Day 2014
WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2014 PROGRAM
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Display Tables/Human Library
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm UNHCR-COSTI Poetry Contest Winners
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Reception
6:00 pm – 6:10 pm Opening Remarks
6:10 pm – 6:25 pm Emmanuel Oletho
6:25 pm – 6:40 pm El Farouk Khaki
6:45 pm – 7:15 pm Afrofanto Band
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Intermission
7:30 pm – 7:45 pm Original Dance piece “Passages”
7:45 pm – 8:00 pm Mahvash Alasvandi Toghyam
The City of Toronto will join the world on June 20, 2014 in celebrating
World Refugee Day.
It was in December 2000, that the United Nations General Assembly
designated June 20 as World Refugee Day with the aim of bringing
attention to the plight of the world’s refugees and to offer support,
encouragement and respect.
Around the world, this day of festivity and tribute is expressed in
different ways, from stand-up comics and rock concerts to conferences
and memorial services.
For more information on other city and community events visit:
Refugee Claimant Orientation Tours! READY TOURS
In association with the UNHCR, and in celebration of World Refugee Day, the Refugee Protection Division of the IRB is launching READY TOURS for Refugee Claimants.
A READY TOUR provides Refugee Claimants with a FREE opportunity to be better prepared for their hearing, see a hearing room, learn what happens at the hearing, and ask questions about the process.
The READY TOURS launch is open to the public and will take place on Friday, June 20th from 1:30 - 3:00 pm, on the second floor of 74 Victoria St.in Room #49 . All are welcome!
Angelina Jolie says “No One Chooses to Be a Refugee”
1. Phillip and his family lived in the Burmese jungle for 9 years. He then moved to a Thai refugee camp, where he lived for another 11 years in very poor living conditions. He arrived in Canada in 2006 with his wife, also a refugee, who he had met in a camp. The most important thing he brought with him is a traditional Karen hat which is symbolic of the many hats he has worn; as survivor, a refugee and now as a businessman. UNHCR/ L. Nechita
2. Beyene Haile and his wife, Guoy Ayele fled after the civil war in Ethiopia split their family apart, they were reunited in Sudan. In 1991, they had the opportunity to move to Canada.The most important thing they brought with was their children which is embodied in the family portrait they hold. UNHCR/L. NECHITA