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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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On World Refugee Day we recognise the wonderful contributions to Australian life, here we have Dastyari,…
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from the belated World Refugee Day Celebrations at Tongogara Refugee Camp
Would love to see a refugee football tournament called the Les Murray invitational based around World Refugee or Harmony Day.
They are more than refugees. They all have stories and are human beings looking for peace. Can we do more?
from belated World Refugees Day at Tongogara Refugee Camp in Manicaland
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Later this month, 27 Aug 2017, Australia marks 103rd World Day of Migrant and Refugees
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Why millions of children still can't go to school this World Refugee Day
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Photos: Refugees, migrants stuck in limbo in Greece on World Refugee Day
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World refugee day. Spare a thought for the 65m displaced persons around the world!
On World Refugee Day, we honor people like Marwa who learn languages to pursue their dreams, even when home is far.
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On World Refugee Day, estimates show 66 percent of Palestinians became refugees in 1948.
In advance of hear directly from the refugee youth and learn about how you can support them
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Check out Rep. Paul Tonko's floor speech from yesterday to recognize World Refugee Day:
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In celebration of World Refugee Day: Refugee women learn independence, sewing one STITCH at a time.…
Tonight, on World Refugee Day, we launch our choir at Parliament itself! With Mabel Ray an…
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Spare your thoughts today for the many families displaced from their homes as a result of man-made conflicts. World Refugee Da…
World Refugee Day is Tuesday. Swing by Seattle Center, view this exhibit. Watch my story to see what it's all about.
Egypt celebrates World Refugee Day with commitment and solidarity with refugees around the world
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Today is World Refugee Day. More than 25% of refugees in Kenya are children (April 2017,UNHCR).
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June 20th is World Refugee Day. A day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions...
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This World Refugee Day, please ask your MP to support refugee family reunion & with refugees:
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This 06/20, IRC offices across the United States are hosting events. Join us at an event near you:
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Cabramatta West students and teachers send their love to the World on World Refugee Day
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Pauline Hanson will use World Refugee Day to call for Australia to withdraw from UN refugee convention.
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World Refugee Day: 65.6m people forced from their homes
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On World Refugee Day let's not forget the innocent people our govt continues to warehouse on Manus & Nauru
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World Refugee Day, 20 June. Pray for all refugees and aid workers too.
On we honour refugees' strength, courage & resilience in the quest for peace. Let's stand
Violence, detentions, refoulement = the real walls of refugee crisis in the Americas
on World Refugee Day, the Senate (thankfully) votes down Hanson/Bernardi motion trashing the Refugee Convention + linking i…
Senator to move today on World Refugee Day that Australia withdraw from irretrievably broken UN Refugee…
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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.
UNHCR's PSA for World Refugee Day will again meet the passersby via the big screen outside Seoul City Hall.…
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We raised the UN flag at City Hall to honour World Refugee Day. Thanks to all working to make inclusive.
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"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
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?
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Today is World Refugee Day. USAID offers life-saving assistance to refugees around the world.
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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
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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.
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HHS is proud to play a critical role in helping refugees rebuild their lives in the U.S.
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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
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Members of Council wearing their orange ribbons for World Refugee Day! We stand
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
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!
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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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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.
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TODAY @ 10am- with + to launch World Refugee Day campaign
TODAY @ 10am- + to launch World Refugee Day campaign
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"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.
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"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
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.
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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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...
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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
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:/…
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Angelina and her daughter Shiloh toured a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp for World Refugee Day http:…
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"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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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
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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
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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
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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World Refugee Day at Holot/ Interview with a victim of Torture in Sinai
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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
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:
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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.
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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:
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User speaks out on Australia's actions against refugees Let's reconsider our policies on World Refugee Day
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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.
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Today is World Refugee Day. Pray for refugees, migrants and internally displaced. And help those who help them
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(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 ...
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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 (
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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.
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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:/…
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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?
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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! 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
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