Celebration of World Refugee Day
., 20 Jun 2014
On 20th June, World Refugee Day was celebrated in all five Dadaab camps and in Dadaab town. The events in all camps were organised with high involvement of the refugee community. While keeping the global theme of the day ‘1 family torn apart by war is too many’, the refugee community in Dadaab chose to also focus on ‘Peace’, ‘Peaceful Coexistence’ and ‘the Community Taking the Lead in Peace Promotion’.
During the month of June, groups in all camps and Dadaab town rehearsed songs, poems and dances to grace the occasion. In accordance with the local theme chosen by the community, peace related issues were addressed in many of the performances. Sports also played an important role during the celebrations. Volleyball and football matches took place in camps and Dadaab town and also involved the host community.