Sunday, June 20, 2010

World Refugees Day 2010




This year's World Refugee Day on June 20 has as its theme, "Home," in recognition of the plight of more than 40 million uprooted people around the world. Around 10 million of them are refugees of special concern to UNHCR.

At UNHCR we help people find new homes and new futures through resettlement, through voluntary repatriation and through local integration. Most of the time, and where it's possible, refugees prefer to return to their home countries. Nonetheless, and with conflict continuing or escalating in many countries, finding new homes and allowing people to restart their lives is increasingly difficult.

This year, for World Refugee Day, we are planning events around the world to highlight the plight of refugees under our care and to advocate on their behalf for the help they need. We will be asking you to think about what it means to be one of those millions of individual human beings. And we will ask you to contribute in whatever way you can to helping them rebuild their lives.

Visit the UNHCR site

7 comments:

KASWID said...

many people hunger and suffer because of wars...

Cheqna said...

nice work Ana!..keep it up..

:-)

lina@women's perspectives said...

So many refugees around the world :(

dwell said...

wow amazing pictures u have here.... i love the last one....yes they cant take our futures.....have great day

robert said...

In my country there are no refugees. So, we simply do not know that is a World Refugee Day on 20 June. But we have a lots of others problems :(

Anyway, you do a great job.

Zianka Art said...

Peace n` Love >>>

Zianka Art

HIJJAZONE said...

This article is very touching,,hopeful people figured are going to get their proper and permanent home,,,peace should be realized as well as human rights and no discrimination