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Commissioner Georgieva to launch awareness campaign on urban refugees

Parvez Aslam Choudhry and his wife, both refugees in Bangkok, Thailand © Andrew McConnell
23/11/2012  - 

Kristalina Georgieva will open an exhibition 'Hidden Lives: The Untold Story of Urban Refugees' on Monday 26 November from 18.00 to 20.00 at Les Halles de Saint-Géry in Brussels.
The multimedia event is a part of an awareness-raising campaign on urban refugees, supported by the European Commission. It is implemented by the International Rescue Committee, one of the Commission’s humanitarian partners. 
The event will feature a conversation with the award-winning (including World Press Photo) photographer Andrew McConnell, who has spent several months documenting the new reality for urban refugees in eight cities across four continents. Through images, refugee testimonials, and video, his work offers a unique insight into the lives of today's urban refugees and the challenges they face. For more information:  http://www.hidden-lives.org.uk/index.asp