UNHCR,Caritas to organize concert


By Arjun Pradhan

1974AD scheduled to perform for Music for Relief. Photo By Wave

Nov 27: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and Caritas Nepal are organizing a concert ‘Music for Relief’ in Damak on November 28, with the famous Nepali rock band 1974 AD joining in to promote awareness of issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.

“The main objective of this concert is to bring together the refugees from Bhutan in the camps in eastern Nepal and the local community to fight against HIV/AIDS,” said Rianawati, Head of UNHCR Sub-Office in Damak.

Amalraj , the Field Director of CARITAS Nepal said “Everyone committed to protect human life from the impending disaster of HIV/AIDS will attend and ever remember this music concert. We welcome everyone for this mega show and enjoy it.”

The joint statement also mentioned that the event is funded by Més que un Club, a campaign lunched by Spanish football giants FC Barcelona and the UN refugee agency aimed at bringing sports, education and life skills to refugee youngsters around the world. FC Barcelona is one of the world’s best known sports clubs.

This concert is part of the activities planned by the UNHCR with its implementing partners to commemorate the 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence Campaign which begins from 25 November, said the statement.

More than 2000 people are expected to attend this unforgettable concert at the premises of the Saraswati Higher Secondary School, Itabhatta, Damak. It will start at around 12:00 hrs. It is a free show and no passes are required.