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We Stand Together With Refugees

Date:  Sunday, June 19 2016

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Venue: Basantapur Durbar Square

Title: We Stand Together With Refugees

Organizer: UNHCR

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Event Summary:

Marking World Refugee Day, 19 June UNHCR organized a cycle rally with title “We Stand Together With Refugees” under their #WithRefugees Campaign. The cycle rally was scheduled to start at 8:00am where 150+ cyclist was attended. A huge number of participants both local and foreigners attended this rally. A thematic jersey and placard were distributed to each of the participants. Though route was short distance, rally started at 8:10am from Basantapur it took around anhour  to complete rally till Bhanimandal. Hosted on a Sunday, the event gathered ample audiences as well as riders. Volunteer from CCNN were on their wheels and heels managing the crowd as well as the constant traffic that had started to creep on the roads. In the end, riders were offered light refreshments as well as photo corner to get more involved in the event.

Words: Kunal Krishna Chaudhary

Pictures: Dhasan Shrestha

Additional Coverage:
http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2016/6/5763d20d4/live-blog-world-refugee-day-kicks-amid-record-displacement.html

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-06-19/cycle-rally-organised-in-kathmandu-for-refugees.html

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