Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Eight Webster University students will simulate the experience of being refugees for three days, 16-19 June. They will have a short time to throw together some personal belongings, then will walk from UNHCR (UN High Commissioner for Refugees) headquarters in Geneva to the Webster campus in the village of Bellevue, 10 kilometres away. They will spend two nights and three days on minimum daily rations that they have to cook over open fires, and sleep in a tent donated by UNHCR.
The theme of World Refugee Day 20 June is “Real people, real needs.”
UNHCR inaugurated a new web site 15 June. It is visually more pleasing, easier to navigate. It is only in English for now.
Details: World Refugee Day