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Estonian Refugee Council exhibition

Estonian Refugee Council has opened a portrait exhibition at the Telliskivi Creative City’s Three Trees Gallery, titled “Voices from the Midst of Crises. Stories of the Travelers”, which showcases the stories of refugees living in Estonia.

The exhibition focuses on the stories of people who were forced to leave their homelands due to crises and have arrived in Estonia, detailing their escape and the new beginnings they found here.

The exhibition features portrait photos by Keiu Virro. The subjects have left their homelands due to war, armed conflict, or persecution. Their departure was not a voluntary choice but a decision between a livable and unlivable life, often a matter of life or death.

According to Sigrid Solnik, the director of Estonian Refugee Council’s programs, the exhibition aims to discuss the causes of forced migration and introduce the stories of those who have arrived in Estonia: “Life-altering crises and forced relocation are affecting an increasing number of people around the world—today, more than 110 million people are impacted, whose successes and failures, desires and fears in starting a new life deserve to be heard and understood,” Solnik said.

The exhibition tells the stories of people forced to leave their homes from eight different locations: Afghanistan, the Gaza Strip, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia.

“Voices from the Midst of Crises. Stories of the Travelers” will remain open around the clock at the outdoor area of the Three Trees Gallery in Telliskivi Creative City until the end of June.

Estonian Refugee Council is a non-profit organization operating in the public interest and a European Union-certified humanitarian aid organization, founded in 2000, with the aim of advocating for the rights and well-being of refugees in Estonia and abroad.

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