World refugee day, June 20

June 20 is World Refugee Day and UNHCR has special reports, events and videos on the more than 40 million people currently without a place to call home. These are people driven out of their homes, villages, cities and countries by ruthless wars and dictators.

This year's motto is "They took my home but they can't take my future".

So stop for a second to think about them, they had a life, a house, children, a wife, a husband, mothers, fathers, relatives, friends, they worked for their daily bread and now it's been taken away from them and their futures forever.

Remember that these people did not choose exile but they have been forcibly displaced.

In this article you can read more about them, these are numbers, statistics but they are not about money and finances, they are about people who were unfortunate enough to live in the path of violence and war.

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June 17, 2010

Nikitu

To care about it is the first great step we can take. And if we can convince others to care then maybe things could change for the better.

June 17, 2010

Wildmac

This is very sad because not only do these people lose their homes, jobs and sometimes members of their family but also their culture and language too. It must be very frightening to come from a war torn area with the relief of having survived, the pain of having lost everything, the hope of starting a new future and then the culture shock of finding yourself in a different climate and environment and not being able to speak the language of the country. We need to do more to help them.
Thanks for writing this blog Ioana.

June 16, 2010

Scottysally2

This is so sad, and a reminder we should be thankful for what we have, and to help these people however we can. Thanks for sharing Ioana.

June 16, 2010

Edwardkaraa

Thanks for the info. I'm touched that my photo was selected for the illustration.

June 16, 2010

Mani33

So thoughtful to remind us with these sad facts! But you're absolutely right! We should at least give a moment of thinking about this issue!

June 16, 2010

Egomezta

I didn't know about this... Thanks for sharing, it's a reminder for all of us that doesn't have this problems at home.

June 16, 2010

Thanatonautii

I haven`t know this! Thanks for the information!

June 16, 2010

Joezachs

A good reminder to all ....... . . . . . . .

June 16, 2010

Trottola

This is a very important day. Thank you for sharing!

June 16, 2010

Mariaam

Thanks for sharing, Ioana! This is really awful!

June 16, 2010

Dmccale

thanks for sharing.So sad.I hate war!!!

June 16, 2010

Schmali666

Thanks for the information. This people earns to help them.

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