Sunday June 20 is World Refugee Day.
The UN Refugee Agency provides the following definitions of refugees:
According to Amnesty International, there are an estimated 14.2 million refugees in the world, and 24.5 million internally displaced persons. In 2009, only 250,000 people were able to return home, the lowest number in two decades.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie recorded a 30-second spot to remind you to commemorate World Refugee Day:
Watch a video about the plight of internally displaced persons in Pakistan, and sign the petition to tell President Obama to take into account their humanitarian needs by clicking here.
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