June 20 is World Refugee Day


Today, on World Refugee Day, we celebrate the strength and resilience of these refugee communities, recognize the current struggles faced by refugee populations and educate people around the world about refugee issues and how they can help displaced populations.

Nearly 20 million people across the globe find themselves without a place to call home. Half of them are under the age of 18. The American Red Cross, along with our global Red Cross partners, is providing vital humanitarian assistance to those in need.  In countries such as Jordan and Greece and Rwanda, the global Red Cross is supporting migrants and refugees with the distribution of food, water, hygiene kits, baby supplies, clothing and first aid kits. The Red Cross is also providing medical care and first aid, shelter, and psychosocial support. Those who have been separated from their family members have been receiving assistance from the Red Cross Restoring Family Links program to reconnect with their loves ones.

Video: A day in the life of a refugee – Pregnant in a Refugee Camp

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