Launch Cambodia First Campaign "Jui Knia, ជួយគ្នា"

  • On March 31st Oxfam started the Jui Knia Campaign to support refugees around the world. For the occasion several famous Cambodian ex refugees gathered together to inaugurate the campaign.

  • Solinn Lim, Oxfam Cambodia Country Director, opened the event with an emotional speech remembering how critical it was for Cambodians to be accepted as refugees 40 years ago.

  • Since then many of them have recovered and are contributing to the growth of the country.  Jui Knia is a campaign to tell their stories and convince world leaders of the importance of accepting refugees.

  • As part of the campaign, the Bophana Audiovisual Resource Center has opened a video competition for filmmakers and storytellers on the theme of Cambodian refugees. Click here to read about the details: Short Video Contest: Juiknia Migration Stories of Hope

  • Many other organizations led by ex refugees have joined the Jui Knia campaign and were at the event to share their stories. Here you can see former refugees.

  • For example Phare, the Cambodian Circus, shared the plight and story of Cambodian fleeing the country through a powerful dance performance.

  • Cambodian bands from the Khmer Magic Music Bus organization also joined the campaigned and performed during the event, highlighting how music can be a powerful storytelling technique to remember the story of refugees.

  • Participants sign the petition

    The event concluded by asking participants to join the campaign and sign a digital petition. To support refugees around the world and ask world leaders to open their borders to them, please go to: https://cambodia.oxfam.org/juiknia and sign our online petition.