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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the Ghana Refugee Board, as part of preparations towards World Refugee Day, organized a workshop for representatives of some media houses in Accra on June 13, 2016. The theme of the one-day workshop was Reporting Refugee Issues and was aimed at improving media training on how to better report issues concerning refugees, and to give participants an understanding of the role of the government, UNHCR, Civil Society and other partners in the management of refugees.

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A high level delegation from the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, visited Ghana from 11 to 14 May 2016 to meet with Ivorian refugees in Ghana to update them on recent developments back home, and to inform them about the return and reintegration conditions, with a view to encourage them to voluntarily return home to help rebuild their country. The Ivorian delegation, led by Ms Mariatou Kone, Minister of Solidarity, Social Cohesion and Compensation of Victims met with urban refugees in Accra after paying a courtesy call to the Minister for the Interior, Hon. Prosper Douglas Bani

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ACCRA, Ghana, 7 March (UNHCR) – UNHCR Ghana, brought excitement to patrons of the Food Court at the Accra Mall with a Flash Mob, to raise awareness of the issue of statelessness and to activate the #IBELONG Campaign in Ghana. A group of dancers dressed in #IBELONG branded t-shirts put together an energetic and expertly choreographed dance routine performed to the popular “I Love my Africa” song. The performance was climaxed with a speech read by volunteers, which informed bystanders of the causes and consequences of statelessness, and encouraged them to get involved by signing the open letter to end statelessness.

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