To mark World Refugee Day, the JRS team travelled to Rimouski to raise awareness of the plight of refugees through a simulation exercise called Un voyage en exil. This activity was organized with the organization Accueil et Intégration du Bas Saint-Laurent.
According to project coordinator Tevfik Karatop, the journey into exile aims to reveal the experiences of refugees through real-life stories and up-to-date data.
“We are aware that such an activity will never be able to account for all the suffering experienced by people in search of safety. However, we want to convey hope and celebrate the resilience of refugee people with our simulation exercise.” Tevfik Karatop
Last year in Rimouski, over thirty people took part in this touching activity. Also present was Maxime Blanchette-Joncas, Member of Parliament for Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basque. By 2022, over 500 people had been reached in Canada and the United States thanks to a Journey into Exile exercise.
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