World Refugee Day 2017

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UNHCRTuesday 20 June marks World Refugee Day and the UNHCR are asking us to read a book about refugees. Reading fiction and autobiography is an excellent way to explore human experiences and foster empathy and understanding in both children and adults.

There is a great variety of books written about refugees - including award-winning fiction – and books by refugees themselves. Why not borrow one of these for you your local library? Do you have a book club? Maybe you would consider adding one of these titles to the reading list.

Ballyfermot Library World Refugee Day book display

Ballyfermot Library World Refugee Day book display (click to enlarge)

The UNHCR have compiled a booklist for adults and children to help you choose a book:

Adult Book List (PDF, 325 KB)

Children's Book List (PDF, 309 KB)

About UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency in Ireland

UNHCR has had a continuous presence in Ireland since 1998. They work with the Irish government, officials, ngos and other partners to protect people forced to flee their homes and support them to live their lives with dignity and respect.  Find out more about UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency in Ireland.


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