Hungarian theatre group wins UNHCR's Asylum Prize

Mirad - a Boy from Bosnia, photo: Trisztan R. Szelei,

The Budapest office of the UNHCR, the UN's Refugee Agency, has just awarded a small Hungarian theatre group with this year's Asylum Prize. The group, under the direction of Rodrigo Balogh has been performing the drama Mirad - a Boy from Bosnia by Dutch author Ad de Bont with the aim of building tolerance towards refugees in Hungary. UNHCR press officer Andrea Szobolits told Radio Budapest why the prize was awarded: