Millions Mark World Refugee Day


“World Refugee Day kicked off Tuesday with a message of hope from UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the launch of a major UNHCR fund-raising campaign focused on youth and sports, and celebrations in the Asia-Pacific region.

In his special message, Annan said that while the global refugee population was at its lowest level since 1980 and UNHCR had helped millions of people repatriate or resettle in a country of asylum, more than half those that the refugee agency cares for around the world have spent over five years in exile.” [More]