Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20 is World Refugee Day - 40 million people globally are refugees

"In 2013, a person became a new refugee or internally displaced person every 4.1 seconds," according to the Centers for Disease Control.  

Today is World Refugee Day, established by the United Nations in 2001 to raise awareness of the desperate situation of over 40 million men, women, and children who are refugees or stateless. 

For more information and ways to help, see the World Refugee website.