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UN praises Islamic Relief for its aid work in Tunisia
21 June 2011
IR Staff Meet With UN Commissioner
The UN Commissioner was visiting the Remada Camp where Islamic Relief runs a school for children who have been forced to flee the fighting in Libya.
Islamic Relief has been praised by the UN High Commissioner for refugees Antonio Guterres for the ongoing aid work we are doing in Tunisia. The Commissioner was visiting the Remada Camp where Islamic Relief runs a school for children who have been forced to flee the fighting in Libya.
The Commissioner was greeted by pupils from the school who came bearing flowers and gifts that they had made during one of their recreational activities. As well as the work Islamic Relief is doing in Remada, the Commissioner was also impressed with our operations in other parts of Tunisia. For example, on behalf of UNHCR, Islamic Relief co-manages the Choucha camp, which hosts over 3,000 refugees and distributes food throughout Tataouine and the surrounding areas.
According to UNICEF, amongst the 1,000 displaced people in the Remada camp there are over 300 children. With their lives disrupted and endangered by the conflict, it is critically important that they continue to receive an education with positive activities to keep their young minds and hearts busy whilst living and waiting in the camp