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UNHCR World Refugee Day is marked in Tehran

BY Paul Sanford, Tehran



Wednesday June 20th was World Refugee Day, and it was marked in Tehran by a meeting at the Niavaran Cultural Centre.  It was addressed by Mr Sten Bronee, the UNHCR representative in Iran, who introduced a short film, produced by Ida Norheim Hagtun titled "The Unheard Voices of Refugee Children".




The event included portrait paintings and photography by Iranian artists and photographers and visual art work and music by the refugee children themselves.



There are currently about 50 million refugees in the world of which UNHCR takes care of 22.3 million.   Of these 10 million are children. 



Here are some photographs of the event.






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