World Refugee Day: June 20

There are over 43 million refugee and internally displaced people around the world.   The United Nations established the 20th of June as World Refugee Day “to honor the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.”  The UN Refugee Agency identifies three current emergencies that require the attention of compassionate people around the world: An urgent appeal for Syria, Central African Republic, and South Sudan.

Author Khaled Hosseini is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador who devotes time to spreading awareness about the plight of refugees.   Check out books written by Hosseini here.

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