World Refugee Day marked in Kazakhstan

UNHCR

According to the UNHCR Global Report 2017, every minute 31 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution and violence. Over half of the world’s refugees are children under 18. 608 refugees and 209 asylum-seekers mostly coming from Afghanistan currently reside in Kazakhstan.

In Kazakhstan, World Refugee Day this year was marked by the launch of the important partnership with “Negal B.V.” company, which would provide internship and employment opportunities for refugees in Kazakhstan. Negal B.V., UAE Red Crescent, Nestle and LC Waikiki Kazakhstan prepared gifts for refugee children: clothes, shoes, stationaries and sweets. Afghan centre “Ariana” and Uighur National Association arranged traditional dancing and music performances demonstrating refugee and local community participants’ talents and making the whole event heartfelt and colourful. In solidarity with refugees, Shymkent circus, Family Park and State Academic Russian Theatre for Children and Teenagers named after N.Sats in Almaty opened their doors for refugee children and their parents to enjoy their performances free of charge.