World Refugee Day 2018

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UNHCRWednesday 20 June marks World Refugee Day. It 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.  To mark World Refugee Day, the UNHCR are asking us to stand together #WithRefugees and read a refugee book. Reading fiction and autobiography is an excellent way to explore human experiences and foster empathy and understanding in both children and adults.

There are many powerful first hand accounts by refugees as well as books written about refugees - including award-winning fiction. 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.

Pearse St Library World Refugee Day book display

Pearse Street Library World Refugee Day adults books display

Pearse St Library Children's books display

Pearse Street Library World Refugee Day children's books display

The UNHCR have compiled a booklist for adults and children to help you choose a book. These booklists feature a wide selection of stories from around the world to choose from in the form of fact, fiction, autobiography and photography.

Adult Book List (PDF, 970 KB)

Children's Book List (PDF, 980 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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