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Life in a refugee camp

The Humanitarian Aid Project (HAP), a non-governmental organisation established by students of UCLan Cyprus functioning under the mentoring of academics, will stage a photography exhibition on Friday evening.

The exhibition will show photos taken by professional freelance photographer Johny Kondakjian, an Armenian born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. Kondakjian is passionate about exploring the situation of refugees and has achieved that by having visited several refugee camps, predominantly in the Middle East.

His upcoming exhibition Life in a Refugee Camp takes a closer look at exactly that and offers an insight into the daily activities and struggles of refugees.

In a time where xenophobia and racism are spreading, HAP president Tasos Andreou said in a recent interview with Philenews that “public information in regards to refugees and their role in our society is altered through fake news and hate speech… it’s everyone’s responsibility to remind and raise awareness of equal rights, while making it a legal obligation from our states to welcome them.”

The exhibition will be opened by Ms Xenophontos-Koudouna, head of The International Organization for Migration, Cyprus; Dr Natalie Alkiviadou, lecturer in EU Law and Human Rights at UCLan Cyprus and the photographer.

Alongside the exhibition, a screening and a reception will follow. Those interested in attending are requested to RSVP to the event. Confirm attendance by contacting [email protected] or at 24-694028.

Life in a refugee camp
Photography exhibition by Johny Kondakjian. Organized by the Humanitarian Aid Project of UClan Cyprus. January 25. UCLan Cyprus, Pyla. 6.30pm. Free. Tel: 24-694028

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