Opening of “Lest We Forget” Exhibition

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November 20th, 2020

The opening of “Lest We Forget” Exhibition by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning Jordanian photojournalist Muhammed Muheisen took place on Friday November 20th at JICA Global Plaza in Tokyo. The Exhibition has on display a selection of powerful pictures that capture casual moments of refugees in refugee camps in Jordan. In their stillness, these visuals tell a thousand moving stories of courage, hardship, perseverance and hope.

The opening of the Exhibition coinciding with the World Children Day, the most vulnerable group affected by the global refugee crisis, was attended by a diverse audience including visitors to JICA and members of the media corps in Tokyo.

In addition to the photo exhibition, the event will feature on Saturday November 28th the Japan Premier screening of the award-winning documentary movie by Jordanian director Dina Naser “Tiny Souls”. (Japanese subtitled).

The Exhibition includes a special tribute to the late Mrs. Sadako Ogata, a role model and a staunch leader who advocated and worked tirelessly to save and help refugees all over the globe.

“Lest We Forget” Exhibition aims to highlight the humanitarian crisis and plight of the refugees in Jordan and all over the world. It also sheds light on the disproportionate and gargantuan task shouldered by Jordan as a refugee host country. Today Jordan is one of the highest per capita refugee countries in the world hosting approximately 3.5 million refugees out of 10 million total population. 1.3 million persons or almost 13% are Syrian refugees, with almost 660,000 refugees registered with UNHCR in Jordan; while there are 2.2 million Palestinian refugees registered with UNRWA in Jordan.

“Lest We Forget” is coordinated with UNHCR in Japan and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).The Exhibition will run until December 3rd.