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06-20-2011 14:07 BJT

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For more on World Refugee Day, we are now joined on the phone by Kitty Mckinsey, spokesperson for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, Asia Region. Hello, Kitty.

Q1: What's the theme of this year's World Refugee Day and what sort of events are being held ?

Q2: As political unrest spreads across the Middle-east, there are increasing numbers of refugees from countries like Libya and Syria. Are these new refugees receiving special attention from the UNHCR this year ?

Thanks very much. That's Kitty McKinsey from UNHCR.

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Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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