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Jun. 20: World Refugee Day LIVE with John Kerry, Sarah Wayne Callies
June 19, 2013 by The IRC
On June 20 at 10am ET, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will host a special event in recognition of World Refugee Day, highlighting the challenges refugees face around the world and honoring their bravery and resilience in working to overcome them.
The program will include remarks by Secretary of State Kerry, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres via video link from the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
Musicians Cheick Hamala Diabte and Diamond White will also perform. During the event, actress and the “Voice” of the International Refugee Committee, Sarah Wayne Callies will speak about her recent visits to IRC programs for Syrian refugees in Iraq and Jordan.
@StatePRM will be live tweeting from the event. #RefugeeDay2013
- Download a 24-minute edited video recording of the event (.mov - 638.92MB)
- Read a transcript of Sarah Wayne Callies' remarks
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