World Refugee Day 2010
Growing up in a refugee camp - photo story (Photo: Denise Truscello/The IRC)
Right now, as war and violent conflict rage around the world, people just like you are running — for their lives, their families, their dignity and their freedom. They often have to leave everything behind. And they leave with nothing but their hope, courage and determination. They are refugees.
On June 20, 2010 the International Rescue Committee joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day.
Take the World Refugee Day Quiz
Honor refugees and help the IRC this World Refugee Day. Take our quiz -- experience the people and historic events that have shaped the IRC's work. Then share it with your friends.
Join Our World Refugee Day Events
IRC offices worldwide are marking World Refugee Day with a variety of events throughout the month of June. In the United States, celebrations will include art exhibitions, baseball, music, dancing, ethnic foods, craft markets, health fairs, picnics and -- above all -- refugees sharing their own stories of hope.
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