World Refugee Day 2017

World Refugee Day is on June 20 and the entire CARE family, including CARE Action, is coming together to shine a light on the experiences displaced women and children are facing around the world. Gathered here are the different resources, stories, and actions in support of this global initiative. Download the fact sheet, sign a petition, write a letter, or take advantage of any of our other opportunities to make a difference. Your actions may only take a few minutes, but they could make a world of difference for a woman or a child.

 

Efforts around the world!

Uganda:

Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees will be held on June 22-23, 2017. Hosted by the UN and the Ugandan government in Kampala, they will be raising attention to the South Sudanese refugee crisis. Visit the website for more information.

 

CARE Syria Response

  • Seven Years into Exile – urban assessment of the struggle of Syrian refugees and the host community in Jordan.
  • One Neighborhood video testimonies from Syrian refugees and members of host communities in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey.

 

CARE USA: Letters of Hope campaign

Learning from the success of our ‘Special Delivery’ campaign (letters from recipients of the CARE packages sending letters to Syrian refugees) CARE USA is launching another letter exchange, sending messages of hope that assure refugees and other displaced people they are not alone. 

 

Canada

On June 19th, CARE Canada is will be presenting a screening of the film Kakuma, The Invisible City  with refugees, aid and front line workers, host communities, decision-makers and fellow Canadians. Discussions to immediately follow this event at the Mayfair Theatre in Otttawa. Learn more.

 

UNHCR’s #Withrefugees campaign

UNHCR’s #WithRefugees campaign and petition that was launched in June 2016 and continues to drive support for the refugees. You are invited to add your name to the #WithRefugees petition to join their efforts to send a message to governments that they must work together and share this responsibility.

 

Greece:

Five refugee women and girls were given a photography training and started capturing their daily lives on camera; their lives as urban refugees in Greece. Learn more about their stories in the coming weeks.

 


 

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