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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, observed June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

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To mark World Refugee Day, the Immigration Museum is opening its doors with free entry tmrw
Tucson is celebrating World Refugee Day at Catalina HS. Music, dancing, swearing in to be a US citizen all on…
This Monday I'll be a guest of the United Nations at a private concert in observance of World Refugee Day.
Participating and attending World Refugee Day at Miami Dade College - Wolfson Campus. Building…
Hundreds of people visit ’s World Refugee Day info session at Mazi Mall In
highlights World Refugee Day in Port Moresby and Manus Watch Olsem Wanem edition here..
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Bush releases new 'People at War' video in honor of World Refugee Day
We raised the UN flag at City Hall to honour World Refugee Day. Thanks to all working to make inclusive.
New study on building resilience of vulnerable migrants
"Today, we commemorate the spirit and strength of refugees worldwide"-
Calgary event showcases refugee contributions on World Refugee Day
On World Refugee Day the UN says 65.3 million people displaced in 2015, a new record
Statement by the African Union Special Representative to Somalia on the occasion of World Refugee Day -…
Refugees and immigrants help make America great. They are not our enemies.
It is world refugee day there are people currently dying as I type this because they have no where else to turn this is the world we live in
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Today is World Refugee Day. Will they avoid the elephant in the room? Lives depend on it
According to there are 65.3 million displaced people globally.
a reminder to turn away from indifference. Read Zakiya's story:
Lethbridge offers ‘some place safe’ as city celebrates World Refugee Day
Celebrate diversity at World Refugee Day today (diversity of diseases returning to US)
On World Refugee Day, thousands wait in Greek limbo
These 2 graphs fail at humanistically representing data for explain millions facing displacement - why?
Over 1m people crossed the Mediterranean to the EU last year. Where are the now?
On learn how Internet access is helping refugees rebuild their lives →
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Today is World Refugee Day. USAID offers life-saving assistance to refugees around the world.
On this World Refugee Day, feeling extra grateful for the important work of Healey, Volunteer...
On World Refugee Day, I thank & recognize the work many have done especially in Waterloo Region to welcome refugees. https:/…
Ban Ki Moon is a former refugee. On World Refugee Day & w/ 65 million displaced, here is his message on
World Refugee Day! Refugee children can fall victim to Remember them.
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19 heartbreaking pictures that will make World Refugee Day hit home
Today is World Refugee Day. I was a refugee. Thanks to welcoming people, families and nations, I can chase my dreams.
Special ceremony in NYC naturalizes 19 people, mostly refugees and asylum seekers, as US citizens.
I decided to watch "Mockingjay Part 2," on World Refugee Day of all days and that was just not good for my emotional state. Like, at all.
On World Refugee Day, the chart that shows just how bad the global crisis has become https//i100.io/Gx3yiHb
HHS is proud to play a critical role in helping refugees rebuild their lives in the U.S.
Alicia Keys releases powerful short film with new music for World Refugee day:
The Countdown is on! 10 DAYS until World Refugee Day on 6/25 in Providence
Happy World Refugee day. Today we celebrate and commemorate the many people around the world who…
Members of Council wearing their orange ribbons for World Refugee Day! We stand
On World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.
The number of refugees in the world is at the highest level it's ever been
The disease-immigration link is something the MSM *really* does not want to report on
Gross National Happiness cap shines World Refugee Day: Purna Dahal, an octogenarian became one of the  center...
In S Sudan, we joined forces with to organize a vball game for IDP youth for World Refugee Day
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Street kids and local youth practise yoga in before a World Refugee Day event
Taking a look at the positive contributions of those seeking safe haven on World Refugee Day on the daily newscast
Inspiring start to World Refugee Day with presentation of scholarships. Great stories of success, and real generosity from community
Today at Tuckahoe was the 3rd annual World Refugee Day resource fair. A great event partnering with ReEstablish...
Mayor celebrates the contributions refugees have made to Houston at World Refugee Day
Monday is World Refugee Day. Stand in solidarity WRD events on the Refugee Mental Health CoP blog
Jack O’Connell and Holliday Grainger star in new short film HOME to be released nationwide on World Refugee Day.
A refugee drama w/ Jack O'Connell and Holliday Grainger to be released on World Refugee Day:
COMING UP: is live at the Utah Refugee Education and Training Center for World Refugee Day.
World Refugee Day features refugee stories and artistic practices, to honor their lives. Join us June 11!
i hope that you will one day endure what a refugee in turkey is enduring. As it is the best in the world!
The world's oldest known tree (not this one) is 4,800 years old. Its location is secret
Baby under six months old are being given just 100ml of milk a day, a quarter of the recommended intake https:/…
Norwegians are having a field day with jokes-'I’ll sleep with the window open to feel what it’s like to be homeless'. htt…
What sad story of every day of life ! BBC News - Somali refugee : 'All my friends have died'
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World Refugee Day by the is June 20th 2016. Learn more:
In the Islamic world it is est. that there are "39,000 child marriages/day"
Come experience life in a Refugee camp through World Vision's Virtual Reality experience. Get in before day 2 of starts.
Nic Moyer ED briefing on world refugee day campaign
TODAY @ 10am- with + to launch World Refugee Day campaign
TODAY @ 10am- + to launch World Refugee Day campaign
So distressing: refugee babies detained on Greek island 'not getting adequate milk' - as little as 100ml, once a day htt…
"On the last day of her short life, – 6-yr-old refugee – stepped out to buy an ice cream" |
Tomorrow in @ 10am- + members to launch World Refugee Day campaign
Today & every day, I'm proud to stand with & the 60 million total displaced around the world
Migrants will continue to arrive in Europe at the rate of 3,000 a day until November, says UN’s refugee agency.
Thank you This blog on the global crisis has a bit more detail:
"We want to live. We want to work" - says a Syrian refugee. Peace to the world. We will have it one day sooner...
Tomorrow is World Refugee Day.We remeember those who have been displaced from their homes, like this Afghan girl. http:…
Community Connector Justine with E3 students and Opportunity ZOne Coordinator, Annamaria on World Refugee Day
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VIDEO: Hungary station 'like a refugee camp': More than 120,000 migrants have travelled through Budapest...
Anti-refugee rally turns violent in Germany: … and anti-refugee demonstrators in eastern Germany a day after ...
Our FilmAid International staff in Dadaab refugee camp, with their medals from World Humanitarian Day!. World...
Maternal health is being addressed well as a public health issue..we need more people like her in refugee camps..
One of only 17 midwives in Zaatari refugee camp in serving 100-200 women in labor each day .
Ugandan celebrates and supports their local refugee communities:
Remember works of mercy on World Migrant and Refugee Day 2016, Vatican says
Heroes helping "We may not have much, what we do have we share. Are we not called humans after all?"
More refugees arrive on Greek Island Kos. Estimates of 1000 people / day.
VIDEO: Haiti calls for delay to refugee return: The Haitian Government asks the Dominican Republic to de...
.sheds light on a Syrian refugee circus school for World Humanitarian Day
Inside a modern-day "tent of meeting," the makeshift church serving those passing through the refugee camp in Calais:
Check out the parish resources available for the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees
is over but our task isn't. Learn why we need to work together to support
day theme is 2) to link migration phenomenon to response of Church and the world.
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Cody Simpson performs during 2015 World Humanitarian Day held at United Nations in New York City on Tuesday af...
Check out our latest blog on the human stories behind the crisis
Education is a right and a priority for internally displaced and refugee children. On we...
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It’s World Refugee Day on 20th June. Almost 60 million people are displaced by conflict. Check out ac… …
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The plight of Nigerians displaced in the country's northern border areas due to violence:.
WORLD REFUGEE DAY. In Eastern Chad, where RET has been present for over a decade, was celebrated...
Angelina Jolie and daughter Shiloh visit Turkey for - See the pics!
Today is World Day. Churches of Britain and Ireland started because of refugees
Refugees as survivors: . Refugees are survivors. On the occasion of World Refugee Day, which wa...
When the most dangerous place for is your photojournalists from
The pictures are in! Thanks again to everyone who came out to World Refugee Day Chicago- 2015. Each of you made...
North Carolina Baptists work to plant churches among refugees
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Angelina Jolie marks World Refugee Day with stirring speech in Turkey
Read story of our World Refugee Day Cup soccer tournament & the work RefugeeConnect is doing in Cincy:
South Africa reflects on on World Refugee Day -
June 20 is World Refugee Day, I could never imagine the strength it takes to leave home, the only place you've known: http:/…
START World Refugee Day Auction in Art Herd New York! Still time to make bids! .
Angelina and her daughter Shiloh toured a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp for World Refugee Day http:…
Last Saturday was World Refugee Day. I was privileged to spend most of my day with the amazing refugee ...
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Stand alongside refugees and asylum seekers this World Refugee Day via
More photos showing our World Refugee Day celebrations with
"These aren’t just numbers, they’re people." Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of...
On World Refugee Day, you might be surprised who was a refugee!
My profile for on a Somali that asked for asylum in 4 states: http…
Turkey is the world's largest refugee host with almost 2 million …
4 mil Syrians have fled to neighboring countries since May 2011; Here’s where they are:
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Take Action and Help World's Refugees: World Refugee Day (June 20) is a call to action…
Today is the World Refugee Day. International human rights law protect their right to education. Find out more on...
It's World Refugee Day - FactCheck :51% of the refugee population are children under 18. It's our duty to help them. h…
Today is World Refugee Day. On this occasion, the Commission calls on leaders in Europe to follow through on...
Press Release Regarding the Visit of Mr. Antonio Guterres to Turkey on the Occasion of the World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day - Photo Exhibit and Films Screening today at Goethe Institut, free admission
I liked a video from Volunteering in Bangkok (& Somali Food for World Refugee Day
First in my new series, this one on former refugees in Nelson ahead of World Refugee Day
To honor the cultural contributions of local refugees, is hosting a World Refugee Day event on 6/19
Our limited edition "I (MN) World Refugee Day" shirts will be sold exclusively at the Twin Cities World Refugee...
Join us in honoring World Day today. "Remember, Jesus was a refugee" - Francis
builds relationships with local communities in on World Refugee Day
UN World Refugee Day And Internally Displaced Persons - That this House notes that 20 June 2014 has been...
I remember being at a UNHCR world refugee day talk given by Chris Evans in June 2008. There was so much hope in that room...
Gaza toll passes 1,300 as rockets strike at a UN-run school in Jabaliya refugee camp
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On World Day Against Trafficking, we are finalizing reunion b/w girl & her mom after 6 years. Daughter was trafficked across Africa
Child marriage among Syrian refugee communities has increased alarmingly, and in some cases has doubled:
is home to about 78,000 refugees. Making it the perfect place for our Fellows to celebrate
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African news: From Syria to Central African Republic, how to invest in refugees
World Refugee Day at Holot/ Interview with a victim of Torture in Sinai
“50% of the world's 51.2m are children . Here's how that breaks down - http…
Pro-life. Unless that life is a refugee from a 3rd world nation and is seeking asylum in my country. Then *** nah. But embryos? All day
Oxford University and World Refugee Day: Five things they tell you about refugees that aren't true
The man holds the drum with his teeth and jumps high in the air. Awesome performance. From World Refugee Day in Nakivale Refugee...
"Dance is the hidden language of the soul." Martha Graham (From World Refugee Day in
On World Refugee Day today, a look back at portraits of Afghan Refugee Children
World Refugee Day observed on 20th June across the globe.
ICYMI: See how our Houston Fellows are teaming up to help empower women and adolescent girls:
Love for represented during World Refugee Day in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in
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This will absolutely blow your mind, this invasion has been planned for a very long time. Grants being given out like STD to house the illegals. We tax payers are paying for every *** penny. I highly suggest you send this to your representatives and ask why in the *** they approved these funds? Readers, in honor of World Refugee Day, today June 20th, 2013, I am happy to report we have a new fact sheet! Since we first posted a fact sheet in 2007 and updated it again in 2010 we have had 31,236 visitors access this post. Please help spread the word on the new 2013 Fact Sheet a collaborative effort between RRW and others! 1. Since 1975, the U.S. has resettled over 3 million refugees, with annual admissions figures ranging from a high of 207,000 in 1980 to a low of 27,110 in 2002 (in the aftermath of 911) . The average number of refugees admitted annually since 1980 is about 98,000. Additionally, in recent years, another 40,000 or more per year come in as asylum seekers and Cuban/Haitian entrants – all ...
Here is last Sunday's sermon, in honor of World Refugee Day, by Archbishop David Moxon:
World Refugee Day: Shameful That Tens of Thousands of Children in South Sudan Could Die From Lack ... via
Live in the DC area? Join us today at Pentagon City Mall for a World Refugee Day event!
Commemorating World Refugee Day Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2014 World Refugee Day is more than a moment marked on a calendar. It is a time to honor the strength and resilience of refugees around the world and renew our determination to support them as they rebuild their lives and communities. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees now counts the number of refugees, asylum-seekers, and internally displaced persons at 51 million. That number is staggering by any measure. It represents children, women, and men from Syria, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and now Iraq, who face death, destruction, and dislocation. For them, daily survival is a gamble. The dreams refugees harbor have special meaning for Americans. Even before our land was a nation, America was a haven for those seeking freedom from persecution, hunger, oppression and war. Today, refugees continue to look to America for relief and opportunity. These refugees, many of whom arrive ha ...
This afternoon, we raised the World Refugee Day flag at City Hall. World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It is marked globally each year on June 20 to highlight the courage and resilience of refugees and the need for our support.
June 20 is World Refugee Day. Created by the United Nations, it's a day to celebrate the courage of the mothers, fathers, sons and daughters — the men, women and children who are now homeless after escaping violence and persecution. Today, there are 50 million refugees spread across the globe.
World Refugee Day should remind us of the challenges of human migration attributed to war, conflict, famine, and disease. More often than not, women and children are the primary victims. Such is the work of the Kenya Gender-Based Violence Partnership and our work in Western Kenya and South Sudan. We dare not abandon this work or our pledge to come alongside the forgotten and the oppressed.
It's World Refugee Day today. Learn how one Cdn organization supports refugees in Canada:
Today is World Refugee Day! is hosting their celebration 6/22 in Freedom Park. Come check it out! http…
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News - AFDP marks World Refugee Day with football festivals in Zaatari and Sareeh | the AFDP ™
World Refugee Day is today. Please visit page: to find your customized graphics for your state
On remember that 7 million have fled violence in & ...
User speaks out on Australia's actions against refugees Let's reconsider our policies on World Refugee Day
From 'Maleficent' premieres to Myanmar: Angelina Jolie shares a joke with tribeswoman
Today is World Refugee Day! Find your shareable graphic by state here:
World Refugee Day at City Hall- a room full of stories and hope and kids laughter
Over 50M people are uprooted across the world right now. shares his photos.
It's World Refugee Day! Find out more information and how to help at
Today is World Refugee Day. Pray for refugees, migrants and internally displaced. And help those who help them
44 million refugees and displaced people in the world today. Reach out on
Today is world refugee day. Check out this link to my friends new documentary
(Historic tidbits about Ethiopia on this date on June 20) - --- Woizero Mirtsit, was believed to be of royal Abyssinian blood by being closely Jun 20, 1920 - --- Today hosts Martyrs' Day in Eritrea. --- Today hosts World Refugee Day, an United Nations recognized day. Ethiopia has historically been known as a land for refuge, its most notable legacy dating back to the early days of Islam, where many adherents of the Quran found refuge from persecution in the Aksumite kingdom. --- On this date on June 20, 1941, Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selaise, now restored as Emperor of Ethiopia, ordered the arrest of his own son-in-law and two powerful Ethiopian tribal chieftains for their "treachery in trafficking with the Italians in their conquest and five year occupation of Selassie's kingdom. "Reliable information received from Addis Ababa said the three were Ras Haile Selassie Gugsa, who married the emperor's daughter, Zenab Wark. Ras Seyoum. and Ras Hailu." --- On this date on June 20, 1936, the Pittsburg Press rep ...
Today is World Refugee Day. Take a look at the UN Refugee Agency's website...
World Refugee Day. May God watch over all of the Eritrean refugees around the world, as well as those from other countries.
Free community event downtown for at 11am PDT. Hear inspirational stories from
FREE TONITE at 6: Women & children of Pihcintu Multicultural Chorus, part of UNHCR World Refugee Day (
WORLD REFUGEE DAY. Alarming figures from the UNHCR and the European Commission - Humanitarian Aid & Civil...
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Juanes, Colombian Musician (UNHCR High-Profile Supporter) - World Refugee Day 2014, The most urgent story of our time
Today is World Day. What is the number one wish of most refugees? To go home.
.will be reading today in Portland, Maine for World Refugee Day: …
More refugees fleeing their home countries in the Middle East-North Africa.
Join us & tonight from 5-7 at Mt View Lions Park for World Refugee Day!
One family torn apart by war is too many. Share to take a stand with
Replug: On this World Refugee Day, my humble appeal to Prime Minister Mr. .
On World Refugee Day "10 words for Syrian refugees - they're not what you might think...
On World Refugee Day, these photos remind us why we can't forget the world's refugee children ht…
On World Refugee Day, a few things you may not have known about the world's 45 million who have been displaced.
UNHCR - World Refugee Day: Global forced displacement tops 50 million for first time in post-World War II era
"It is an opportunity to honor the resilience of those who flee violence & persecution." —Obama on http:/…
World Refugee Day brings attention to displaced peoples and calls us to recognize the richness and diversity refugees br…
World refugee day: displaced children from Pakistan to Italy - in pictures
This take a tour of ten countries in which Islamic Relief supports refugees and displaced people: http:/…
Shocking stat released on World Refugee Day (today), releasing stats that 50 million people have been forcibly dis…
Happy World Refugee Day! Have you read about the gov't's attempts to exlude refugees from social assistance?
Bombs, gunmen, shootings- not what children should be talking about. VIDEO: via
Stories of local refugees in for World Refugee Day:
Today is World Refugee Day. If you've never been forcibly displaced due to who you are or what you believe, consider yourself blessed.
Our national partners Episcopal Migration Ministries are working on a campaign in support of World Refugee Day, which is today! Our staff got in on the fun.
Update - The Refugee program is in jeopardy. As you may have heard, there has been a large number of unaccompanied minors entering the US. Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is mandated to care for these minor children but do not have they funding from congress to do so. ORR is considering re appropriating $94 million from refugee programs to cover the expenses of these minors. This will affect all current programs and services for newly arrived refugees. ORR Bylaws require them to inform congress that they are re- programming this amount of money. Congress can decide to find money from somewhere else, to cover this so that ORR does not have to take money from resettlement program to assist with the influx of minors Your voice is needed to inform congress to allocate the proper amount of funding to assist with these minor children so that ORR does not have to reprogram funding away from the current refugee resettlement programs and services. More details will follow with information of what you can do . ...
Ahead of World Refugee Day tomorrow, find out a little bit more about how we started and what we do
Today is World Refugee Day. Pray with us: God pierce our hearts with your love, Break them open into greater capacity, Break them open, That we might hold more of the world’s suffering and joy, That we might share more of the world’s despair and hope. Lord break our hearts, As we stand in the gap between what is and what could be, Break our hearts open To a largeness that holds the possibility of a better future for all the world’s people. ~ Christine Sine, posted on Godspace.
Today is World Refugee Day. 61 years ago, International Service was born in response to the plight of European refugees, and now we're supporting communities all over the world. Let's spare a thought to those that can't be where they want to be today because of conflict and disaster.
Today, June 20, 2014 join The International Lifeline Fund, The United Nations and countless civic groups around the world as we celebrate World Refugee Day. During its first two years, Lifeline focused most of its attention on refugee advocacy issues. It is in that spirit that we celebrate this day and honor the courage, strength and determination of the women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
"In 2014, the world has seen the heights to which refugees can rise when given the chance to start a new life in dignity and peace. A former refugee became the first American citizen in a generation to win the Boston Marathon. At the same time the world has been challenged by the ongoing and urgent need to protect the vulnerable fleeing conflicts in Syria, South Sudan, the Congo, Myanmar, and Central Africa. This World Refugee Day, The Episcopal Church honors the proud legacy of our Church's intentional work of welcoming refugees - a ministry that began in 1939 through the Presiding Bishop's Fund for World Relief." -The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop and Primate, The Episcopal Church
"On this World Refugee Day, the United States would do well to underscore its commitment to fundamental human rights by recognizing that refugee policy, as with all foreign policy, begins at home," writes Patrick McCormick on GPS.
On World Refugee Day, get to know the people locked in, locked out, and stuck in between. Get it here:
Today is World Refugee Day and we are sending a shout out to our Refugee Services staff - thank you for your compassion and dedication to those displaced and in need! Did you know? Last year we assisted over 240 individuals and families through Refugee Services. "With violence uprooting more people than ever, we are facing unprecedented challenges protecting and helping them. We see the destruction of families and communities on a scale that is truly horrifying, and much more needs to be done to stop and resolve conflicts." - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres
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Today is World Refugee Day! The U.S. resettles more refugees than all other countries in the world combined. In 2013, nearly 70,000 refugees from 64 countries found safety and new homes in 186 communities across the United States.
"Every year, on June 20, World Refugee Day is celebrated all over the world. We celebrate it with a sense of commitment and determination to make the world aware of the plight of tens of millions of refugees and Internally Displaced People all over the world. The celebration is not only for refugees but for all of us who are committed to basic human rights. Please participate in this important world event in any way you can." - Dr. Erku Yimer, ECAC Executive Director
On World Refugee Day today and, at this time, when frightened children are being held in detention facilities or makeshift holding centers not knowing where they are or what will become of them, we pray for God’s grace and love that they be treated with dignity and respect and that their safety and protection be ensured.
: Ethiopia hosts more than 565, 000 refugees Administration for Refugee and Returnees Affairs (ARRA) told reporters that currently Ethiopia hosts more than 563,000 refugees in 22 refugee camps. 240,000 refugees are from Somalia while refugees from South Sudan and Eritrean refugees constitute 181,000 and 95,000 respectively. In addition there are nearly 40,000 Sudanese refugees in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State and around 3,000 thousand from Kenya around Borena in Oromia Regional state. ARRA announced that large numbers of Eritrean, South Sudanese and Sudanese refuges are crossing the border to Ethiopia. The number of Eritreans who flee their country due to the repression of the state has reached over 1,500 in a month time. Ethiopia in collaboration with United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and World Food Program (WFP) is working to ensure that the refugees get sufficient food, potable water, shelter, health and education services. The World Refugee Day is being celebrated today (June 20) across the ...
“As the number of refugees grows in the wake of war and unrest some find a durable solution in Orange County. World Refugee Day celebrates the new lives of those who have been forcibly displaced and thrive in a new country. Refugees start new lives in Southern California that so many of us take for granted every day. God hears the cry of the vulnerable and may we be instruments in helping the refugees in our own neighborhoods,” Glen Peterson, Office Director, World Relief Garden Grove.
If you lost everyone in your family, children, brothers, sisters, cousins, would you be able to start again? This World Refugee Day listen to Jean who experienced exactly this. Look back at our other stories here to get an insight into 6 unique lives of people forced to flee:
In honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, the Migration Policy Institute is highlighting tools and resources that allow users to focus on the location, size, and movement of the estimated 15 million refugees worldwide.   MPI’s Refugee and Asylum Seeker Populations by Country of Origin and Destination map allows users to specify year of interest (2000 – 2012) and population of interest (refugees or asylum seekers) and to search by country of origin or destination.    MPI’s Largest Refugee Populations by Country of Destination map lets users review the 25 largest refugee populations and refugee shares of total country population for each decade since 1960 and in 2013. The map highlights the countries that report refugee populations of over 500,000 and the sizes of these populations.    Unaccompanied minors from Central America have recently been swelling the ranks of humanitarian migrants in the U.S. While some are ineligible to receive asylum or other protected status, many are recognized as ha ...
The stories that mark World Refugee Day, in a longform by and me for http…
Congratulations to Young Fathers on winning The SAY Award last night! Tonight they headline our World Refugee Day Concert - some tickets still available. Running times are: 20:00-21:40 BALKANARAMA 21:45-22:50 Skipinnish 22:55-midnight Young Fathers Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change. Have a great night!
Today, the world refugee day, my heart hurts ... Worldwide doctors,on all over the world for humanity! I'm really very honored, my country's doctors, anywhere in the world, trying to serve humanity! "To serve humanity, is the most sacred worship"
This Sat is World Refugee Day which we have celebrated for several years with Interfaith Refugee Ministries. It is a time to remember that unless we are Native American, all of us in the USA are the descendants of refugees. Just like today's refugees, our ancestors came here to escape war, famine, political or religious persecution. Come on out to the market 8am-2pm.
June 20 is World Refugee Day and in 2014 raising awareness about refugees and their plight is needed more than ever.
On World Refugee Day we thank our partners who make it possible to help thousands of refugees in crisis. Yesterday a shipment left for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Next week 50 PTPs will go with Medical Hope for Syria to help refugees at Camp Domiz in Iraq.
Please forward!! World refugee day 2014 Today, the 20th of june, it's the World refugee day. We invite you to mobilize this day everywhere you are to show your solidarity with all refugees in the world. This will be an occasion to show our anger to the authorities about the situation of refugees in europe. We are here because the western countries create problems in our countries. They are responsable for everything that happens there. Nobody wishes to be a refugee. For one month we are marching from Straßbourg to Brussels to fight against the anti-migration system of the European Union. The March for Freedom will arrive the 20th of june in Brussels. We need a lot of people during our action week from 20th to 28th of june, especially during the summit of migration from 26th to 28th of june. Those who can't join us there, mobilize in your Lagers and organize demonstrations! Together we are stronger!
Today is World Refugee Day. We ask God's blessing on all peoples displaced from their home by war, persecution, disease and famine, remembering that Jesus himself was a refugee in Egypt when his life was threatened. We pray for UNHCR, governments and NGOs helping them, and we pray especially for all the families who have been resettled in Tullamore, and in other towns in the midlands and across Ireland, and for families seeking asylum and currently living in asylum centres across the country. Lord have Mercy.
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In honor of World Refugee Day, UNHCR Ambassadors and supporters have recorded messages of support for refugees around the globe:
Associate Professor at Oxford University Alexander Betts on Power Talk. Brilliantly talking about his ground-breaking research report released today, on World Refugee Day, entitled: Refugee Economies: Rethinking Popular Assumptions. Brilliant work Alex. Proud to say you're a friend & that we won an IV or two as a debate team :) PLEASE can I have you have back on the show for a longer conversation too? You're the perfect guest: expert, speaks plainly, and a *cough* great radio voice! :) Thanks for coming on. Power 98.7 Now we're talking
Today is "World Refugee Day".more than 50 million people in the world flee from their homes...as Refugees.why? .War? Dictatorship? Money? Poverty? Oil? Religious problems? Ethnic issues? Minority? Colour? Race?.Our World is loosing Humanity, Love.Forgeting that all we are Human.a One race... Human Race!! Take time n think...listen and share!! -Jayasri
Today is World Refugee Day and the focus is on Fr. Deogratias Rwezaura SJ explains the value of education for Sudanese refugees during this time of severe crisis in their country.
After watching the football last night I needed cheering up so I watched Mock The Week and I have to applaud Sara Pascoe for showing how humour can be used to give perspective on real life. During the "Scenes We'd Like To See' section, the comedians were asked to suggest lines you would not be likely to hear in a World Cup commentary. Sara stepped forward and offered "Hey, who's heard what's going on in Iraq?". There was a beat before the audience laughed but they did laugh. What a brilliant way to remind us that football is only a game and that elsewhere in the world real battles are waging. It's still mathematically possible for England to progress in the World Cup but even if they fail to move on they can at least all climb aboard a jet and drink themselves into a stupor to help forget the pain of losing. They can then be taken to their luxury homes and get back to their well paid lifestyles. Have they heard what's happening in Iraq? In Syria? In South Sudan? Today is World Refugee Day - according to t ...
World Refugee Day "On World Refugee Day, I call on the international community to intensify efforts to prevent and resolve conflicts, and to help achieve peace and security so that families can be reunited and refugees can return home." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
***WEEKEND SHENANIGANS @ BELLA*** Kicking off the weekend fun @ 8pm tonight is Baron von Choice GALA NIGHT OF MUSIC Together with Baron von Choice will be. • special guest band The Houseplants • comedian Alexandra Fraser • a raffle for World Refugee Day with proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre ... Entry is FREE! Join us for HOLDING HOPE - a fundraiser benefit for WORLD REFUGEE DAY on Saturday @ 2pm. Proceed will go towards sponsoring a family who are taking part in the Act for Peace Ration Challenge. Get your hip hop on when Da Hypnotist's launch their EP New Start @ Hip Hop Jamboree on Saturday night ... with a special performance by Creative Rebellion Youth and Abe Nouk's, I Used to Be ... Short. Doors @ 9pm Sunday recovery begins @ 4.30pm when Neatly Folded Goat play psycho-diddley, punk-shanty folk rock as they launch their debut album ... all tix $8 and available at the door
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NEWS UPDATE: As Uganda today Joins the rest of the world to mark the World Refugee Day, Government has warned that refugees are not above the law thus calling on all refugees to be law abiding. The Commissioner Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister David Kazungu says that government will not tolerate refugees who do not respect the laws of the land. Kazungu also says government will continue providing land to refugees. Uganda is currently home to over 400,000 refugees from different countries including South Sudan ,DR Congo and Rwanda among others. MAJORITY OF REFUGEES ARE AFFECTED BY PROBLEMS THAT GO BEYOND RELIEF ITEMS AND RESETTLEMENT PACKAGES. HOW BEST CAN THEY BE HELPED TO LIVE HAPPILY?
World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20. It is a special day when the world takes time to recognize the resilience of forcibly displaced people throughout the world. Today we especially remember those who have been forced out of Myanmar and who have found themselves in Samut Sakhon, Thailand, and thank those working hard to support them at the Marist Centre there.
Government today marks the World Refugee Day with a call on refugees to be law abiding.
June 20 is World Refugee Day. Everything can change in a minute. Imagine if you had one minute to flee. What would you take?
In Sydney celebrating World Refugee Day with the Asylum Seekers Centre and the Newtown Neighbour Centre - what a great initiative!
It's World Refugee Day read this past Farrago feature on two stories of finding asylum in Australia.
Thanks Angelia Scharfenberger and the Mbira Queens for rocking our World Refugee Day Festival!
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Work in downtown Pittsburgh? Join us tomorrow at Market Square from 11-2 as we celebrate World Refugee Day! Come check out the live performances, food and craft vendors. Many of GPLC staff and students will be attending - hope we see you too!
via Pew Research Center. "Here are five facts – in marking of World Refugee Day on June 20 – that shed light on...
Regional Chair Ken Seiling presenting a Waterloo Region World Refugee Day Award of Distinction to Aziz Yousefi. Aziz received the award for using art to raise awareness of injustices suffered by marginalized, with a special focus on refugees / people affected by war or conflict. The Waterloo Region World Refugee Day Awards of Distinction took place last night (June 18) at Kitchener City Hall. Other award recipients include: Anwar Arkani: A Rohingya from western Burma, Anwar arrived in Canada in 1998 as a government sponsored refugee. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and returned to Canada (Kitchener) where he established the Rohingya Association of Canada, the Rohingya Language School for Children and has developed the Rohingya Language Writing system and a keyboard layout system for typing the characters of the language. He is a frequent speaker in the community raising awareness of the plight of the Rohingya in Burma. Eney Oyual: Spent her childhood in the Kakuma Refug . ...
Tomorrow is World Refugee Day. With the help of our Giving Partners, TOMS has given over 500,000 pairs of new shoes – from our classic TOMS Giving Shoe to Winter Boots — to refugee children.
SMECC Media Release: "World Refugee Day - Restoring Hope and Community" Friday the 20th of June is World Refugee Day and is a chance for the Sunraysia community to reflect on the contributions of our new community members. Earlier this week our Mayor Cr Glenn Milne reminded us that Mildura is a ‘Refugee’s Welcome Zone’ through the Refugee Council of Australia. This means that we have made a commitment in spirit to welcoming refugees into the community, upholding the human rights of refugees, demonstrating compassion for refugees and enhancing cultural and religious diversity in the community. The feeling of being accepted within our community is an important part of helping refugees start to take steps to restore their hope and begin a new phase in their lives. This then builds their confidence to look for their own opportunities to move forward as they overcome a number of social, language, mental heath and other barriers. “We have an increasing number of refugees who are not only looking for j . ...
Join us at the candlelight vigil in commemoration of World Refugee Day in Silver Spring, MD, June 20, 8 pm h…
FilmAid International is recognizing World Refugee Day by sharing the inspiring stories of 3 refugees from Kakuma refugee camp in Northern Kenya. There are 5 million refugees worldwide. Take the time to meet three of them: www.filmaid.org/TakeTheTime
Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco will be reading and Mayor Michael Brennan will be speaking in Congress Square Park for World Refugee Day this Friday, June 20th from 4-6th
OCPA will participate in World Refugee Day this coming up Saturday. The event will feature a community fair and live cultural entertainment. OCPA will be educating attendees on property exemptions, the filing process, and the role of the Orange County Property Appraiser. Date/Time: Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Location: Oak Ridge High School 700 W. Oak Ridge Road Orlando Florida 32809
The KSA was invited to participate in a World Refugee Day @ Jefferson high school @ Thomas Jefferson…
Tampa observes World Refugee Day: Before walking into the front doors of Jefferson High school in Tampa, you c...
Did you know? June 20th is World Refugee Day! According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR), Pakistan hosts the largest number of refugees in the world, 1.6 million to be exact. Amazing Pakistan
WMRECC invites you to participate in our first ever World Refugee Day Soccer Cup on June 21st!
MEDIA ALERT! Salt Lake City, UT- June 7, 2014, WarChild will be performing at the Salt Lake City annual world refugee day event. the event will start at 8am to 3pm. WarChild's performance will be at 2pm sharp. He will be performing his latest single TARIR SUDANINA and more. The event will be held at the Liberty Park 600 East 900 south, Salt Lake City, UT. Come out and support WarChild as he perform for a great cause.
OMD forgot about the World Refugee day in June Kerrie thanks for reminding me, otherwise i would have been outta here by then! More cash!
Please invite friends or people you know to this free world refugee day community event share far and wide :)
World Refugee Day in Idaho!, The Idaho Office for Refugees serves as the statewide refugee coordinator for refugee related services in Idaho.
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Mark your calendars for an exciting first-ever event in Des Moines! Oakridge Neighborhood Services will be hosting an All-Nations Soccer Tournament in celebration of World Refugee Day - JUNE 20. Click on the link for more information!
On 6/4, will hold a percentage night for World Refugee Day in Georgia. Come out from 5-8 to support!
Uncle Maddio’s Pizza Joint is giving back to Georgia World Refugee Day on June 4th. Details below!
Please join the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Refugee Resettlement Service Provider Collaborative (PRRPC) for a special World Refugee Day announcement, followed by a roundtable conversation celebrating Philadelphia’s unique history as a place of opportunity for refugees as well as the c…
World Refugee Day is June 20. There is a festival in Freedom Park on Sunday June 22 from 2-5.
World Day in tomorrow > imagine life as a refugee, complete w tents & ref. camp food
Tickets now on sale for the Refugee Week Scotland concert. Hear
Come out to our World Refugee Day Celebration on June 14th! We will be announcing a new way to get involved with WRD!
To commemorate/celebrate World Refugee day on June 20th, 2014, UNRWA is launching a social media campaign...
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Refugee Week 2014 is from June 15 to 21 - the events planned for - World Refugee Day - June 20.
Celebrate World Refugee Day, Darwin Style organised by my amazing work colleagues at Melaleuca
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MyNT will be Proudly supporting World Refugee Day Festival on 14th June Come say hello at our MyNT Information Stall ^_^
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United for refugees!! Celebrate World Refugee Day on Saturday, June 21st 2014 and eat a delicious free dinner...
20 June is World Refugee Day. Currently 45 million people are forcibly displaced in own country or as refugees.
Ever heard of the phrase knowledge is power? June 20 is World Refugee day, a day established by United Nations to...
Hi everyone!. World Refugee Day 2014 in Oakland is scheduled for Friday, June 20th, from 12-3pm at San Antonio...
Please join us for our World Refugee Day 2014 Showcase of Cultures! The event will be held at our new location,...
World Refugee Day is on June 24 - check out this free UNHCR app: Try making those tough decisions...
Absolutely brilliant line up for World Refugee Day gig, 20 June http:/…
On World Refugee Day, we are honoring 5 hard-working individuals determined to achieve their dreams regardless of...
Kick off World Refugee Day Celebrations with a soccer, volleyball and cane ball tournament!! This saturday at...
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Tonight I got the opportunity to help co-facilitate a drum circle at a Phoenix university, Grand Canyon University, which was so awesome. We had about 35 people in the circle, all ages, the reason for the gathering was "World Refugee Day", and so there were all different ethnicities , and English was a second language for many of the people. I had a young 7 or 8 yr old girl,sit by me, she decided to play the Buffalo drum. She actually was very good, even tho she'd not played before. We got to know each other as I asked her name, and then she told me she was sad, because she had lost her brother 2 days ago. I asked her his age.20 yrs old. I then saw her Grandma across the circle talking with the main facilitator, and I figured she was sharing the same information. Then the grandma sat by me, and we visited a little, while a soft beat was playing. Grandma said her grandson had been shot and killed by someone, and this was the first time she had seen a smile on the little girl's face. This little girl even . ...
Sarah Wayne Callies speaks out on World Refugee Day in Washington http:…
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Congressional Updates ~ (What about the men refugees? I see discrimination here: S.Res. 184: A resolution recognizing refugee women and girls on World Refugee Day. Sponsor: Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]) (They don't already? S. 1214: A bill to require the purchase of domestically made flags of the United States of America for use by the Federal Government. Sponsor: Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]) Jun 21, 2013 11:52 a.m. — Legislation Coming Up H.R. 1864: To amend title 10, United States Code, to require an Inspector General investigation of allegations of retaliatory personnel actions taken in response to making protected communications regarding sexual assault. This bill has been added to the House’s schedule for the coming week, according to the House Majority Leader. See the week ahead. Last Action: This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 7, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. Jun 24, 2013 — Introduced H.R. 2476: To amend the I . ...
Somali Family Service would like to thank Councilmember Marti Emerald, American Red Cross San Diego/Imperial Counties Chapter CEO Tony Young, Bonnie Copland with Central Region Public Health Center, Kamal Muilenburg with San Diegans for Healthcare Coverage and Sylvia Barron with Alliance Healthcare Foundation for their support of the 5th Annual Health Fair in Honor of the World Refugee Day. We would also like to thank sponsors of the Health Fair The California Endowment, Molina Healthcare, Mental Health America, Digestive Disease Association, and Community Health Group. The 5th Annual Health Fair would not have been a success without your support/partnership. Thank you.
FROM A GREAT RESOURCE AND BLOG, REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT WATCH: 2,000 Syrian “refugees” already in the pipeline on the way to US by Ann Corcoran on June 21, 2013 According to Northern Voices Online (a publication from Northern India), 2,000 Syrians have already been approved to come to the US in 2013, along with 30,000-40,000 additional Iraqis! I guess this is another bit of new information for the Republican immigration wizards, those boys in a bubble—Rubio and Graham. WASHINGTON, Up to 2,000 Syrian refugees pre-approved by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) would start new lives in America in 2013, US officials said late on Wednesday Kelly Gauger, a senior official with the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration responded to reporters at a briefing, marking World Refugee Day on June 20 (today), where she explained that DHS has not been able to gain access to Syria since March 2011, when demonstrations leading to the current conflict began. The 2,000 Syrians coming to the US were intervie ...
Coinciding with World Refugee Day, Tibet campaigners in Germany on Thursday called on Nepal to respect the fundamental rights of Tibetan refugees living in the Himalayan country. A 5000 strong petition urging Kathmandu to “respect the right to freedom of expression of Tibetans in Nepal, stop deporta...
Important CURRENT AFFAIRS : 20th June 2013. 1. World Refugee Day is being observed today. This year the theme of the day is -Take One Minute to Support a Family Forced to Flee. 2. Pilgrimage to the shrines of Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhand cannot resume for three years due to extensive damage caused by heavy rains and floods, an official said Thursday. 3. India has invited China to become the 'principal guest country' at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014, which is scheduled to be held in Goa, I&B Min Manish Tewari said. 4. Scientists at the department of linguistics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor discovered a new language called Light Warlpiri in Northern Australia. 5. Nokia ‘confirms’ Lumia phone with 41MP camera. 6. Gandolfini,Triple Emmy Award winning actor, famous for his role as mob boss Tony Soprano on ‘The Sopranos’ died in Italy at the age of 51. 7. About 40 per cent of the 150 million internet users in the country are women and close to 24 million of ...
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