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June 20th –The World Refugee Day

Posted in Refugees & IDPs, Slavery, War with tags , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2009 by mariayzk

refugeesJune 20th marks the World Refugee Day.

Wars, natural disasters and violence have forced millions of people around the world to flee their homes. Whether it is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir or the recent Afghan refugee crisis, societies have been torn into a million pieces; civilians have suffered at the cost of state politics. The resulting outpour of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) warrants international support and a global human spirit. Let us join hands to rebuild their lives, their identities, their future.

WORLD REFUGEE DAY JUNE 16_2009This year round along with celebrations of the past, we need to find solutions for the present World Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Sudan, Congo, Myanmar and the Palestinian Territories to name a few. Instead of quoting the number of refugees displaced within these territories, I’ll try and put faces to these figures. This article is dedicated to the real people behind the refugee crisis. Continue reading