World Refugee Day 2012 in Central Europe
Guinean musician Sekou Kouyate plays the kora, ancient instrument from West Africa, at the opening evening of the Festival of Migrant film taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia between 18 and 22 June to mark World Refugee Day. © K. Brezočnik
Children visiting RefuFest, a festival offering its visitors a cross-cultural experience with programming that reflects the diverse make up of people living in the Czech Republic, play board games. © UNHCR/K. Machova
No one chooses to be a refugee.
Every minute 8 people around the world are forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. No one chooses to be a refugee. Special Envoy Angelina Jolie`s video message for World Refugee Day 2012. #refugees #UNHCR
Coffee With UNHCR, Media and Refugees - On 20 June 2010 - World Refugee Day, UNHCR office in Bulgaria organized a coffee meeting that was attended by refugees living in Bulgaria, UNHCR representatives and the media. The meeting was held in one of Sofia’s popular cafes, ONDA Coffee Break. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov/2010
Screening of the UNHCR/Magnum project "60 Years - 60 Lives", produced for the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Agency, during the SlideLuck PotShow event in Bucharest, being held as part of celebrations to mark World Refugee Day in Romania. © UNHCR/C. Liute/June 2011