Boston: World Refugee Day

~ On June 20, the world will come together to honor refugees on World Refugee Day. This international day, designated by the United Nations, celebrates the strength and resilience of those who have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict or persecution.

According to the United Nations Refugee Agency, there were over 114 million forcibly displaced people globally by the end of 2023. This includes refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons, and returnees. The agency also emphasizes the importance of finding solutions for these individuals, such as ending conflicts so they can safely return home and providing support for them in their new communities.

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Boston and Massachusetts have a long history of welcoming refugees from various countries such as Afghanistan, Cuba, Iraq, and many others. The City of Boston, along with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and community organizations, have made a commitment to provide direct services to help refugees transition to stability. These services include English classes, citizenship classes, job training, legal assistance and more.

In recognition of this important day and the efforts being made in Boston and Massachusetts to support refugees, the City Council has adopted a resolution declaring June 20th as World Refugee Day in Boston. This serves as a reminder that solidarity with those forced to flee their homes is crucial in creating a better world for all.

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