Third Palestinian Refugee Week – June 2012

Third Palestinian Refugee Week – June 2012
The Palestinian Return Centre (PRC) is due to commemorate the international refugee day by organizing a number of events across Europe. The events will commence in the UK on 18 June and end in Vienna 22 June.
World Refugee Day is an annual event launched by the United Nations on the 20th of each year to highlight on the plight of millions of refugees worldwide who are forced to flee their homes.

As part of its own initiative, PRC and its partner, Center for Euro Palestinian Relations (CEPR), will coordinate a series of events across Europe, focusing on the legal, political and humanitarian aspects of the plight of Palestinian refugees.

On the 18th of June 2012, a meeting will be held at the British parliament. Speakers will include Ian Murray MP, Dr. Salman Abu Sitta a prominent Palestinian historian and Muhammad al Hamid, chair of PRC Board of Trustees.

PRC, senior researcher, Nasim Ahmed, and Sameh Habeeb, head of PRC media Department.  Representatives of refugees from the Diaspora camps will speak at the events.

Palestinian refugees comprise one of the largest and longest standing case of refugees and displaced persons in modern history. 2012 marked the 64th anniversary of the Nakba, the beginning of their ongoing cycle of exile and dispossession.

64 years on, Palestinians all over the world are facing many desperate challenges. In Israel, Gaza, Jerusalem, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jerusalem, Libya, Brazil and across many other parts of the world, Palestinians are subjected to gross violations of their basic human rights.

All stakeholders will be invited including, UNRWA, UNHCR, politicians, NGOs, human rights organizations and experts from different fields to deliver short papers on one of the three specified areas.

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