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Children at War: A Refugee Week Exhibition opens at the Dugdale

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26 June 2017

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A new photography exhibition has opened at the Dugdale Centre to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and promote understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

- New photographic exhibition raises awareness of refugees' plight
- Exhibition runs until 2 July
- Photos included taken by journalist, activists and community members from conflict zones
 
 A new photography exhibition has opened at the Dugdale Centre to raise awareness of the plight of refugees and promote understanding of why people seek sanctuary.
 
‘Children at War’ features photographs by campaigners, activists, journalists and community members who have worked or lived in conflict zones in the Middle East, and those who have actively engaged in refugee support campaigns.
 
 Organised by the Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre, and supported by Enfield Council, ‘Children at War’ seeks to counteract negative mainstream media stories about refugees and migrants and bring to life the lived experience of refugees both in the UK and from around the world.
 
 Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Community, Arts and Culture, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said: “We want to build strong communities and build an even more vibrant, happy and cohesive borough.
 
“Part of that process means we need to truly understand the fears, motivations and experiences of the people we live alongside so we can support and help each other and improve the quality of life for everyone.
 
“This exhibition is an intriguing and powerful way of raising awareness of the plight of refugees and explain the challenges they face and the ways in which we can help them rebuild their lives.”
 
The exhibition is delivered as part of Refugee Week – the UK's largest festival to celebrate the contribution of refugees – and forms part of the 28th Day-Mer Culture and Arts Festival which culminates with the Park Festival in Clissold Park on Sunday 2nd July.