June 20, 2009
World Refugee Day
Today is World Refugee Day. Designated by the UN General Assembly, the day is dedicated to raising awareness about the 42 million refugees around the planet and their struggles. This year's theme "Real People, Real Needs" should help focus attention on the women, men and children who have been uprooted by conflict and persecution. For more information about World Refugee Day, click here. To find out what your country is doing to mark this important day, click here. To link to the "Gimme Shelter" Facebook page, click here.
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