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After Hurricane Katrina, thousands of survivors were left without homes. As refugees, they were taken in by communities across the nation. Disasters cause many people to leave their homes around the world, but millions of people have to flee their homes for another reason - violent conflicts cause them to fear for their lives.

Over 50 million people are currently victims of forced displacement. Of those, 14 million fit the international legal definition of a refugee - people who have left their country because of fear of persecution based on their political opinion, ethnic background, religion or nationality.

The United Nations set up UNHCR - the UN Refugee Agency in 1951 to help the 1.2 million Europeans who were left homeless after World War II. Since then the organization has helped protect 50 million refugees.

World Refugee Day is an important opportunity to remind us about the ongoing plight of millions of refugees around the world.

BetterWorld Project Resources

World Refugee Day - June 20



Handout on Refugees- PDF
(distribute freely, with copyright notice)

Other Links

World Refugee Day
Do Your Bit
UN's Dag Hammarskjold Library Links
Human Rights Watch: Refugees
Refugees International
International Rescue Committee
Amnesty International
Mercy Corps
UN Cyberschoolbus - Refugees
UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR-Protecting Refugees
American Refugee Committee
US Committee for Refugees
European Council on Refugees and Exiles

Gallery of Prominent Refugees




Kofi Annan
Cynthia Basinet
Antonio Guterres
Poul Hartling
Angelina Jolie
Sadako Ogata
Dan O'Neill
Loung Ung

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There is so much going on all around us for a better world.
Many diverse movements for change have been converging
into a more holistic, global movement for a better world.

This emerging movement does not belong to any one group or organization,
but together we are helping create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world,
one act of compassion at a time.
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