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Remember on this day, We as a Nation are Directly Responsible for the plight of millions of recent refugee’s through our failed foreign policies of Wars/Occupations of Choice in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and now in Pakistan.
We have many, supporters of our occupations mostly, who rail against any illegal immigrants crossing our borders for the jobs companies will give them, while at the same time forcing millions to flee to their neighbors countries, leaving those countries to absorb and support them.
We Are Directly Responsible!
For 35 years, my home has been one of the world’s major conflict regions, home also to over 10 million refugees and displaced inhabitants. World Refugee Day is a time to honor and support these individuals and families who persevere through devastating tragedies………….
WASHINGTON, DC, United States, June 18 (UNHCR) – At an event marking the launch of activities in the United States for World Refugee Day, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie appeared alongside UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres to call on the world to recognize millions of victims of conflict around the world not as a burden but as a potential gift…………
“The refugees I have met and spent time with have profoundly changed my life,” Jolie added. “Today . . . I want to thank them for letting me into their lives.”……….
Right now, as war and violent conflict rage around the world, people just like you are running – for their lives, their families, their dignity and their freedom. They often have to leave everything behind. And they leave with nothing but their hope, courage and determination. They are refugees.
On June 20, the International Rescue Committee joins the United Nations in its annual salute to the courage of refugees, World Refugee Day.
Take the World Refugee Day Quiz:………….
Anderson Cooper talks with actress and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie about the world’s growing refugee problem. Transcript
It’s estimated that some 2 million Pakistanis have fled their homes in the north-west. UNHCR has launched an emergency aid operation to help the displaced – most of whom escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs.
Remember on this day, We as a Nation are Directly Responsible for the plight of millions of recent refugee’s through our failed foreign policies of Wars/Occupations of Choice in Afghanistan, in Iraq, and now in Pakistan. Directly Responsible!
And we are slow to respond, as a government, to the plight of the millions more who languish as refugee’s, from their homes and countries, around the world!
In many cases giving support to the governments, or those trying to topple same, who create the extreme problem of, as we pay little heed!