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World Refugee Day art competition brings smiles to the faces of children in hospital

WHO staff member with children in a Jordanian hospitalThe theme of the art competition was ‘Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian – whatever your nationality: we all need to be healthy. Draw your favourite person, thing or moment in hospital’.

World Health Organization Jordan marked the completion of its 2014 World Refugee Day Art Competition last week, holding prize giving ceremonies in four participating hospitals – Princess Rahma and Al Ramtha hospitals in Irbid, Gynaecology, Obstetrics and Children’s Hospital in Mafraq, and Totangi Hospital in Amman.

Held over five days from 22 to 26 June in hospitals servicing some of the highest proportions of Syrian refugees in-country, the art competition was open to children of all nationalities accessing health services, their siblings and hospital staff members’ children. The theme was ‘Syrian, Palestinian, Jordanian – whatever your nationality: we all need to be healthy. Draw your favourite person, thing or moment in hospital’.

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WHO gets colourful with World Refugee Day children’s art competition in hospitals

WHO Jordan’s Dr Rana Almosoukar asks young patient Bilal (5) what he is going to drawThe competition for children aged 5–14, will be held in Irbid, Mafraq and Amman.World Health Organization (WHO) is putting on a children’s art competition in Ministry of Health hospitals between 22 and 26 June to mark World Refugee Day – an annual UN commemorative day which recognizes the resilience of forcibly displaced people throughout the world. The competition for children aged 5–14, will be held in Ramtha Public, Rahmah, Gynecology and Obstetrics and Children’s, and Totangi hospitals in Irbid, Mafraq and Amman.

World Refugee Day is a UNHCR-led event taking place on 20 June. For the Syria crisis this day represents an important opportunity for UN and nongovernmental agencies in the Region to highlight the plight of Syrian refugees through public events and awareness raising campaigns.

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