Celebrating World Tourism Day
Harikar Outreach, in collaboration with UNHCR, organized a vibrant celebration of World Tourism Day. The event took place in the Akre district.
By Ammar Hassan in Akre | 5th October, 2023 | English
Harikar Outreach, in collaboration with UNHCR, organized a vibrant celebration of World Tourism Day. The event took place in the Akre district. The participants were the COVs of Gawilan and Bardarash refugee camps, as part of the Protection and Assistance program for Refugees and IDPs in the Duhok-Iraq Project. Reviving the Tourism Day in a refugee camp is dedicated to raising awareness of the benefits of tourism for refugees. The day is full of a variety of events and activities. During this day, the COVs visited some tourist places, such as the top of Akre Hill, Sipa Resort, and other famous locations.
Tourism Day is also an opportunity to educate the public about the refugee crisis and the importance of supporting refugees, it can be learned experience about the different reasons why people become refugees and the challenges they face in fleeing their homes. One can also learn about the work of humanitarian organizations that are providing assistance to refugees.
- Promote cultural exchange and understanding: Reviving Tourism
Day for two refugee camps together will provide an opportunity for cultural exchange between refugees and tourists. It can help break down barriers, foster understanding, and challenge stereotypes on both sides.
- Highlight the positive aspects of refugee camps: Reviving
Tourism Day can help shed light on the positive aspects of refugee camps that are often overshadowed by negative media coverage. It can showcase the resilience and creativity of refugees, the strength of their community, and the potential for tourism as a tool for development.
- Advocate for refugee rights and support: Reviving Tourism Day
can serve as a platform to raise awareness about the challenges faced by refugees, their rights, and the need for international support. It can encourage tourists to become advocates for refugee rights and engage in initiatives that support their inclusion and integration into society.
Overall, Reviving Tourism Day is a valuable initiative that can have a positive impact on the lives of refugees. It is an opportunity to celebrate the resilience and creativity of the refugees, while also raising awareness of the refugee crisis and attracting support for refugees.