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Making a Home Away From Home
November 14, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
This is a socially distanced in–person event.
Come along and explore a replicated United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) tent decorated by a Syrian refugee and discover more about the interior and exterior space. Last year, the UN Refugee Agency revealed that the number of people fleeing violence was the highest recorded since the Second World War. While the need for temporary shelter has never been greater, many refugees find that these settlements are more permanent than originally intended. Ongoing conflicts prevent their return home and the lack of infrastructure and support leaves them unable to move forward. Drop in and try Arabic coffee as you chat with the researchers behind the project and reflect on what ‘home’ looks like for the people who have been forcibly displaced for years.
Drop in throughout the day, all welcome.
Find out more about the event here.