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Zagreb, June 20, 2017 - On the occasion of the World Refugee Day (June 20th), the Croatian Olympic Committee (COC) and the Croatian Olympians Club (HKO) joined the global UNHCR campaign #WithRefugees urging the governments around the world to make sure that each refugee family has the right to a safe place to live, the right to work and learn and that each refugee child is provided the education.


The Campaign is supported by members of the Croatian Olympians Club, seven-time Olympian and holder of the silver medal (Seoul 1988) Zoran Primorac, double silver medalist at the Olympic Games (London 2012 and Rio 2016) rower Damir Martin, silver medalist - sailor Tonči Stipanović (Rio 2016), member of the National Olympic Team for many years and Olympian Antonija Mišura Sandrić and four-time Olympian, holder of gold and silver medal (Seoul 1988 and Atlanta 1996) Dubravko Šimenc, who decided to "become the voice of those whose voices are not heard" and record a video enclosed in the attachment. "The video is about fundamental human values, which are peace, acceptance and solidarity. I am with the refugees. We have to be there for each other", said Zoran Primorac, former President of the Croatian Olympians Club for two terms (2009-2017)

The Campaign will continue until 2018, when the UN General Assembly will consider the Proposal of the World Refugee Pact to increase justice and division of responsibility in managing the refugee crisis. Campaign Coordinator on behalf of Croatian Olympic Committee and Croatian Olympians Club is the silver Olympian in basketball (Seoul 1988), Vice President and Head of Department for Promotion of Olympism at the Croatian Olympic Academy Danira Bilić (hoo / rj)