A possie in Aussie

January 30, 2009

War Zone Theme Park provided by UNHCR

Filed under: refugee — Nayano @ 12:55 pm
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VIPs at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos have been personally invited by Antonio Guterres, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to ‘Experience life as a refugee!’ at the ‘Refugee Run’ event.

“Just five minutes’ walk from the Congress Centre, you can enter a simulated environment that will thrust you into a war zone. You will meet a rebel attack, navigate a mine field and battle life in a refugee camp. (Spoiler alert: No harm will come to you!)”

It’s a shame that I came across this too late for the VIP event (29 January) but we can still visit it with the hoi polloi since it’s open till February 1st.

William Easterly at Aid Watch says

“Did the words ‘insensitive’, ‘dehumanizing’, or ‘disrespectful’ (not to mention ‘ludicrous’) ever come up in discussing the plans for ‘Refugee Run’?”


1 Comment »

  1. […] Perhaps they were creating a tie-in to their ‘theme park’? […]

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