The Tamil Youth Organization (TYO) of Bergen, Norway, launched an exhibition titled "No Home – Just Hope" displaying photos depicting the plight of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Vanni, Sri Lanka.
The exhibition was launched at the Hanseatisk Museum in Bergen town, on Friday October 17, inaugurated by Eileen, Kolsås Dalen, culture consultant in Bergen Municipality.
Friday was chosen for the launch as it marks the day the United Nations was founded.
A video film of the Vanni IDPs protesting against the expelling of UN humanitarian workers from the Vanni by the Sri Lanka government, and their picketing of the officials, was also shown at the inauguration of the exhibition.
The exhibition will continue until 20 December.
The inauguration event drew large number of persons from the various communities living in Bergen, organizers said.