Monday, 11 June 2018

Refugee book reading campaign

To mark World Refugee Day, UNHCR is partnering with libraries and bookshops across the country for a reading campaign to encourage people to read a book about refugees. The initiative allows children and adults to explore the devastating impact of war on families by reading books that highlight refugee issues. The 2018 campaign will run from 18 June to 30 June.

Libraries throughout Clare are participating in this reading campaign. Using UNHCR’s specially selected book lists for children and adults, readers will have a wide selection of stories from around the world to choose from in the form of fact, fiction, autobiography and photography. Popular titles include ‘The Kite Runner’, which documents the boyhood friendship of two friends in Afghanistan and ‘The Go-Away Bird‘, a first-hand account of the Rwandan Genocide by a 12 year old refugee.

World Refugee Day is an opportunity to salute the strength and courage of refugees; the solidarity of those countries, including Ireland, who assist refugees; and the contribution refugees make to countries around the world.

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