Posted by: africanpressorganization | 15 April 2009

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees / “Gimme Shelter” campaign

 


 

 

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees / “Gimme Shelter” campaign

 

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) April 15, 2009/African Press Organization (APO)/ — Daily press briefing by the office of the spokesperson for the UN secretary-general

 

The company that operates most of Geneva’s public transportation system has joined up with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to help raise funds for Congolese refugees.

 

Through the initiative, known as the “Gimme Shelter” campaign, a short film will be displayed on more than 200 buses, trams and trolleybuses in Geneva.  The film was shot in North Kivu Province and made by Academy Award winners Ben Affleck and John Toll.

 

The campaign’s goal is to raise funds that will allow UNHCR to get clean water and emergency humanitarian aid kits to Congolese refugees. 

 

 

SOURCE : United Nations – Office of the Spokesperson of the Secretary-General


 


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