Clowns Without Borders was founded in 1993. Best to say it in the words of the Clowns themselves: “We bring laughter where it is needed most. Clowns Without Borders offers joy and laughter to relieve the suffering of all persons, especially children, who live in areas of crisis including refugee camps, conflict zones, and territories in situations of emergency.” Clowns Without Borders works in alignment with the United Nations Declaration of The Rights of the Child, which states that all children deserve safety, self-expression, and joy. The creative organisation strives for a world in which this is true for all people. Clowns Without Borders began in 1993. At the time, children in Barcelona, Spain, raised funds to send a famous clown, Tortell Poltrona, to refugee camps in Croatia. Amazingly, the children in Barcelona got the idea from their refugee pen pals, who said, “We miss laughter.” Wanting to give them what they were miss...
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