Sheremetyevo Opens Exhibition Dedicated to UN Refugee Agency

Sheremetyevo International Airport has opened an exhibition dedicated to the work of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as the agency approaches its 70th anniversary.

The photo exhibition is the third joint project by UNHCR and Sheremetyevo Airport, the first of which was presented to the public in 2015. The seven booths of the exhibition display photographs from various countries where the UNRCR has actively supported refugees, including Jordan, Syria, Greece and Russia. The pictures capture the stories of ordinary people who have been uprooted by war and persecution and have been forced to embark on a long and dangerous journey to find a place they can finally call their home.

The exposition is designed to draw the attention of visitors to one of the most important challenges of our time. The viewers of the exhibition will be able to find answers to a number of pressing questions: What steps should be taken now to help refugees? Will humanity abandon the hard lessons of the twentieth century, or will it find the courage to join forces, despite differing views and interests, and improve the distress of refugees around the world?

The exhibition is open to the public in the passageway between Terminal D and the Aeroexpress railway terminal until October 25, 2020.

The photo exhibition part of a large-scale cultural and educational program implemented by Sheremetyevo Airport in cooperation with its partners. The airport is a unique venue for various art events, festivals and exhibitions. The potential audience for the exposition is tens of thousands of passengers every day.

The UNHCR was founded on December 14, 1950, at a meeting of the General Assembly. Its main responsibilities are to find ways to solve the problem of forced displacement around the world and to help governments deal with flows of refugees. On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Agency, its Representative Office in the Russian Federation, together with Sheremetyevo International Airport, is opening an exhibition dedicated to the activities of the UNHCR in the world.

Sheremetyevo International Airport is actively involved in charity work. Its main areas of focus include support of orphans, hospitals and veterans; environmental and monument protection; and the promotion of sports and healthy lifestyles.