Snapshot: Reality check

More than 1,000 revellers at the Glastonbury festival turned their thoughts from Oasis and Morrissey to Sudanese refugees in a pop quiz devised by refugee agency UNHCR last weekend. The UN organisation works to resolve the problems of refugees worldwide. It invited visitors to its tent to answer questions about similarities between the 125,000 people camped in Worthy Farm, and the same number that have fled from Sudan to eastern Chad since January. "In a small way, Glastonbury-goers live like refugees," said Larry Hollingworth, UK spokesman for the agency. "Visitors here may be escaping a dull job, while refugees in Chad are fleeing for their lives. We hope this will make the revellers more sympathetic to the plight of those living with the reality in Chad." The agency enticed passers-by with lollipops and branded beachballs that featured its UK website, unhcr.org.uk.

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