Today is World Refugee Day!

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Today is World Refugee Day with the theme “Real People, Real Needs.”  The UNHCR asks that we “remember the millions of forcibly displaced and stateless people under our care who are struggling with their day-to-day lives. One thing connects them all: basic needs that must be met so they have a chance to rebuild their lives.”

I will be spending the day volunteering with the Mohawk Valley Refugee Center which serves the needs of the fourth largest refugee population in the U.S.  Central NY currently houses a large Burmese and Somalian refugee population, but also contains many refugees from Cambodia, Vietnam and Bosnia.

Check out Ben Affleck’s short film for the UNHCR’s Gimme Shelter campaign

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