Friday, June 20, 2008

World Refugee Day, June 20, 2008

On June 20, we celebrate World Refugee Day. This year, events around the world will focus on the fundamental need for protection. For some, this means economic security; for others, protection is freedom from violence and persecution. On World Refugee Day, UNHCR will turn all of our attention to the millions of refugees who live without material, social and legal protection.

Protection is also about raising awareness. We cannot protect refugees if their plight remains invisible. On World Refugee Day, we will highlight the universal nature of protection. Not only are refugees protected all around the globe, but the responsibility for protection is equally global.

Ultimately, protection is a challenge that knows no borders. Neither can it be left to a single agency to provide. On World Refugee Day, UNHCR is launching a global call for action. We want to promote engagement at the grassroots level, in local communities, workplaces and online. Only through a global network of supporters can we meet the manifold needs of protection.

Today's 10linksaday: World Refugee Day - please see below for more information regarding this cause. We all can do our part!

Angelina Jolie's Message

  1. UNHCR

  2. USA for UNHCR

  3. CNN for World Refugee Day

  4. International Rescue Committee 2008 Events

  5. Amnesty International

  6. Join the group on Facebook

  7. Relief Web

  8. Better World

  9. The Refugee Experience

  10. Refugees International

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