World Refugee Day - June 20, 2011
VIDEO: Hear the personal stories of ten distinguished men and women who fled tyranny and persecution and who have made the most of the opportunity to begin again and thrive in the United States: Andrew S. Grove l Max Frankel l Jurate Kazickas l George Sarlo l Roman Martinez IV l Roberto Martinez l Thong Nguyen l Trinh Doan l Eskinder Negash l Alek Wek
A refugee’s journey is fraught with painful choices, perilous roads and loss. But on this journey from harm to home what endures is a refugee’s dignity and courage to regain all that has been taken by conflict, persecution or natural disaster.
On June 20, 2011 the International Rescue Committee (IRC) joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day.
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IRC offices worldwide are marking World Refugee Day with a variety of events throughout the month of June. In the United States, these celebrations have included art exhibitions, baseball games, concerts, dancing, craft markets, picnics and — above all — refugees sharing their own stories of hope.
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