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quinta-feira, 20 de junho de 2013

World Refugee Day

June 20th is World Refugee Day.

World Refugee Day is an opportunity 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.

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to flee your community due to war or natural disaster? What would you do? Stay and risk being killed? Escape and risk rape, kidnap, violence, hunger, homelessness or worse? These are the harsh options refugees face.

The UN Refugee Agency protects and assists over 34 million people around the world, forced to flee their homes due to persecution and war. Most refugees are women and children.

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