Cross Cultural Street Festival: World Refugee Day 2014

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Project Strengthening Asylum
Place Faneromeni Square, Nicosia, Cyprus
Date(s) 18 June, 2014
Type of participants Refugee and Cypriot communities
Number of participants 500
Total Duration 1 day

On the occasion of World Refugee Day 2014, Future Worlds Center, in cooperation with Cypriot and Refugee communities, local civil society organizations, and the UNHCR representation in Cyprus, organized the first annual Cross Cultural Street Festival on 18 June, 2014 in Faneromeni square, old Nicosia. Organized by Fatema Islam as part of the Strengthening Asylum project, this event celebrated and supported the cultural diversity of refugee communities in Cyprus, and promoted solidarity between Cypriot society and these refugee communities.

The Cross Cultural Street Festival included arts and crafts exhibitions from Cypriot and refugee artisans, traditional ethnic foods from Cameroon, Afghanistan, Iran, and Syria, a kids corner, and information stands hosted by participating civil society organizations and independent authorities.


Video of the Cross Cultural Street Festival on World Refugee Day 2014