World Refugee Day 2016

Posted on : Tuesday, May 24, 2016

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On World Refugee Day, Monday, June 20th, we are reminded to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the number of refugees and internally displaced persons on the move in 2014 is higher than ever before.  Some of these people are assisted through the UNHCR and the generous countries who are glad to welcome them.  These refugees are now able to find hope for the future success of their lives and those of their children. On World Refugee Day we are inviting the community to stand beside the refugees who now call Lethbridge home in celebration of their new found hope for peaceful and accomplished lives and to commemorate those who are still waiting for that hope for a brighter future.
 
Join us on June 20th to raise awareness about refugee life, the camps in which refugees live, and their daily struggle to stay alive.  It is with understanding and support that we are able to effect positive change for refugees around the world.  With community help to raise awareness we will do our part to ensure that more refugees are filled with hope for a better tomorrow.

Event Details:

Event Name: World Refugee Day 2016
Event Date: Monday, June 20th, 2016
Event Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Event Location: Event Square CASA *MAP*
 
Please dress appropriately for weather. Drinks and refreshments will be provided!

If you have any questions regarding the World Refugee Day 2016 or would like to be involved, feel free to contact Nickolej Villiger • Education & Outreach at 403-320-1589 or via e-mail nvilliger@lfsfamily.ca.

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In Association With/Special Thanks:

Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund
Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination (CMARD)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Southern Alberta Ethnic Association
Flexibility Learning Systems
Red Cross Lethbridge
Downtown BRZ
 
Where can I find more information?
 
UNHCR
The global leader on statistics on refugees.
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United Nations
Resources and information on global issues.