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Cricket match and exhibition on the occasion of World Refugee Day in Tuzla
Press release , Photo/CRS
TUZLA, June 20 (FENA) - On the occasion of the World Refugee Day, the first cricket match between migrants and the local population was played today at the city stadium in Tuzla, and an exhibition of creative works created at psychosocial assistance workshops for migrants in safe houses was opened.
The goal of these events was to show that people who had to leave their home and who need help are not alone, said the organizers - Center for Community Services PUŽ, Caritas BiH, Caritas Vrhbosna Archdiocese, Humanitarian Organization Merhamet and the Woman's Power Association.
For the past two years, these organizations have been helping migrants in Tuzla within the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) project "Intervention Support to Refugees and Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina" by providing them with accommodation, meals, clothes, laundry services, and psychosocial assistance.
“The mission of CRS is to help people in need, but at the same time it is important to restore a sense of dignity to vulnerable groups. We hope that today we will give them at least a small feeling of home,” said the representative of the CRS for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Joanna Heil.
As part of the celebration of the World Refugee Day, an exhibition of works was set up and painted by the beneficiaries of two safe houses as part of therapeutic workshops.
The project "Intervention Support to Refugees and Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina" is funded by Latter Days Saint Charities (LDS), Austrian Caritas and Catholic Relief Services.