UNHCR selected winners of the competition organised to mark the World Refugee Day
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10 July 2015

The UN Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) appreciated the talent of the young painters and graphic artists who participated in the drawings, posters, photo and video spots competition organized to mark the World Refugee Day 2015 with the theme “Families torn apart by war”.

“I am impressed by the number of expressive works presented which emphasize, through the eyes of children, simple things like peace, family – in contrast with the sufferings through which are going persons who escape wars”, has mentioned UNHCR’s Head of National Office, Traian Țurcanu. We received works from pupils of I-III grades, but also from pupils of higher grades and from students, including from far away localities, who expressed in this way the respect towards those who were forced by war to leave everything behind in order to save their life and their children’s life.

Among pupils, the jury has awarded the 1st place to Andrei Gligor, 11 years old student of the school of plastic arts from Soldanesti. Second place was awarded to Antonela Iatco, 9 years old, from Oliscani, Soldanesti. Ana Vacarciuc, 10 years old, pupil of the theoretic lyceum “Alexei Mateevici” was awarded 3rd place.

Among youth winners Camelia Gonta, 16 years old, student of the school of plastic arts from Soldanesti was awarded the 1st place. Amirhossen Maleki, a refugee in Moldova was awarded 2nd place and Ana Chercheja, 17 years old, from “Mihai Eminescu” lyceum in Ghindești, Florești was awarded the third place.

The award for the most voted and appreciated work was awarded to Andrei Rabei, 17 years old, from “Emil Nicula” lyceum in Mereni, Anenii Noi.

“UNHCR is glad that all participants have suggested creative works demonstrating that the feeling of mercy towards refugees’ sufferings and care about the most vulnerable people has no boundaries and it’s a matter of common sense”, mentioned UNHCR’s Head of National Office, Traian Țurcanu.

We are looking to meet the winners at the UNHCR Office in order to handle the awards. All participants will receive diplomas and thank you letters.

At global level, there are around 60 million of persons displaced because of persecution or armed conflicts. The Republic of Moldova is hosting refugees and protects them.

UNHCR is working in the Republic of Moldova as of 1997 to support the governemnt to meet its commitments in the domain of asylum and statelessness.

UNHCR’s priorities in the Republic of Moldova for 2015 include monitoring of the 1951 Convention and capacity building of the state authorities, of the legal system andf the civil society to protect and integrate refugees in the society.      

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