Exhibit highlights refugee issues

The National,Monday June 27th, 2016

THE International Organisation for Migration and the Immigration and Citizenship Authority last week organised a photo exhibition in Port Moresby and Manus.
The exhibition was held at the National Museum and Arts Gallery in Port Moresby and the East Lorengau Refugee Transit Centre.
The purpose was for school children to build their knowledge and understanding on refugee and migration issues in Papua New Guinea.
The exhibition was organised for the World Refugee Day celeberations to draw public attention to refugees and displaced persons.
The purpose of the exhibition was to engage with schools and build understanding of the students on refugee issues.
The photo exhibition portrayed the history of settlements, living conditions, socio-cultural interactions, and the community engagement of refugees in PNG.
Seven schools in Port Moresby participated in the School Orientation Programme.
More than 150 students participated in the orientation programme whereby various activities were arranged for them.
Representatives delivered talks, arranged briefings and played a video documentary for students to highlight various issues faced by refugees.They also shared with students the achievements of the Government on refugee protection and history of refugee settlement in the country.