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Turkish UNPOL donate to Dili Mosque Orphanage

Turkish UNPOL donate to Dili Mosque Orphanage

17 November 2010, Dili - On the occasion of Eid al-Adha UNMIT Police Commissioner Luis Carrilho joined members of UNMIT's Turkish Police Contingent as they presented gifts to children at the Dili Mosque Orphanage which houses 87 children.

Yesterday, the Muslim community of Timor-Leste began the three-day celebration of Eid al-Adha. Commemorating Abraham's sacrifice, Eid al-Adha emphasises forgiveness and tolerance, and is a time to reflect the message of peace towards which we are all committed. The Constitution of Timor-Leste provides for freedom of religion. Timor-Leste's Islamic community makes up approximately 1% of the population.

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Caption 1: UNMIT Police Commissioner Luis Carrilho distributes gifts for children at the Dili Mosque Orphanage on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.


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Caption 2: Children at the Dili Mosque Orphanage received gifts from UNPOL Turkish Contingent on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.


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Caption 3: On the occasion of Eid al-Adha the UNPOL Turkish Contingent donated gifts and souvenirs for the Dili Mosque Orphanage which houses 87 children from disadvantaged Timorese families.

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