Thursday, June 20, 2013
World Refugee Day
Once again this year, the United Nations will commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20 to bring attention to the plight of the 43.7 refugees and internally displaced persons who have been forced to flee from their homes due to persecution, conflict and violence. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has chosen to focus on families who have lost their homes due to violence and war with this year's theme, "1 Refugee Family Without Shelter Is Too Many." For more information on UNHCR's work, visit its website here.