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Praya Lundberg Commemorates World Refugee Day with a Special Talk and Photo Exhibition

Praya Lundberg Commemorates World Refugee Day with a Special Talk and Photo Exhibition

War, conflict, and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, leaving 68.5 million people in limbo—as many as the entire population of Thailand—and requiring more innovative and comprehensive approaches to address the situation, which is too large for any single country or community to handle alone.

At the talk titled, “It Starts with You”, Praya was joined by Dr. Panitan Wattanayagorn, Principal Adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister for Security of the Royal Thai Government, and Mr. Kitti Singhapat, Journalist and Executive Producer of 3mitinews, who provided perspectives of the global refugee crisis and thoughts on what can we do for refugees as individuals, organizations or companies.

For the second year running, UNHCR Thailand presented the “Stand with Refugees” award to a Thai citizen in recognition of their unwavering support to refugees. This year, the award was presented to Mr. Kitti Singhapat for his significant support to raise funds for UNHCR’s Nobody Left Outside campaign, which aims to shelter two million people who have been forced to flee their homes.