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World Refugee Day 2021

Muyambo Marcel Chishimba: Painter, Courageous Refugee

It takes great courage to open your heart and share your experience. That’s why this World Refugee Day (June 20), we are celebrating refugee artists who remind us that refugees are courageous.

Muyambo Marcel Chishimba is a Congolese refugee resettled by the International Rescue Committee in Elizabeth, New Jersey. As a young boy, he was taught to paint by his uncle, acclaimed Congolese artist Kabemba Albert Stounas. For three decades, Chishimba worked at his art before he was forced to flee his war-torn country in 1991.

On World Refugee Day, we are proud to celebrate the courage of refugees like Chishimba. Honor his courage by taking action today at Rescue.org/Courage