21 April 2019
Migrants marked the Earth Day with a field trip to Bujanovac Lake
On the occasion of 22 April, the Earth Day, a joint field trip to Bujanovac Lake was organized for migrants from the Reception Centre in Bujanovac and volunteers of the Red Cross of Bujanovac. They used this trip to clean the picnic area by the lake, to go fishing and set up bird houses in the nearby forest.
Marija Cvetanovic from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that migrants from the Centre in Bujanovac, along with employees of the Commissariat for Refugees and Migration and the Red Cross of Bujanovac, very eagerly accepted the proposal about marking the Earth Day out in the nature.
“We wanted to do something good for the nature, to make it more than just an ordinary field trip. That is why we cleaned the picnic area and set up the bird houses”, said Ms Cvetanovic.
Mohamed from Iran said that migrants from the Reception Centre in Bujanovac had a truly wonderful day in the nature.
“This was an opportunity to have a great time. Today is also the Earth Day and it is nice that we did something good for the nature, that we cleaned the picnic area. Our duty is to be good to the nature”, said Mohamed.
The field trip was organized within the EU Support to Migration Management in Serbia.