U.N. Officials Call For Protection Of Refugee Children On World Refugee Day

Fast Company: 5 ways to help refugees on World Refugee Day 2018
“According to UNICEF, over 50 million children around the world are currently on the move, 28 million of whom have been forcibly displaced by conflict and violence. Many are traveling with their families, but many others are on their own, making their way to places they can only hope will offer them better, safer lives…” (Locker, 6/20).

U.N. News: U.N. agency chiefs issue ‘call to action’ on behalf of refugee children
“Protecting refugee children is ‘a test of our shared humanity,’ two top United Nations officials said on Wednesday. The statement by Filippo Grandi, U.N. high commissioner for refugees, and Henrietta Fore, executive director of the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) came in an editorial published on the website for CNN, the U.S.-based cable and online news network. Wednesday [was] World Refugee Day, which is marked annually, each 20 June, when the U.N. system highlights the strength, courage, and perseverance of refugees across the world, and calls on the public to show support for families forced to flee…” (6/20).

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