World Refugee Day 2023!
Who is a refugee?
A refugee is a person who is forced to flee his or her home country due to persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted on account of his or her nationality, race, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
Did you know?
-In 2022, an estimated 32.5 million refugees worldwide were forced to flee their home country. This number continues to increase. This is a humanitarian crisis.
-Only 204,500 refugees were either able to return to their home country or were resettled in the first 6 months of 2022. The remainder are awaiting resettlement.
-The Refugee Center has helped resettle over 100 refugees and humanitarian parolees to the CU area in the last 2 years, and we aim to continue welcoming even more in the coming years.
How can you help?
Support the Afghan adjustment act!
Urge your members of Congress to give Afghan evacuees a viable path to permanent legal status: https://rb.gy/xyvo6
Give The Refugee Center the resources to support arriving refugees and help them achieve financial independence: https://rb.gy/3fkoy
Attend TRC x Lit's Immigration Book Club:
-June 28th: The Haunting of Hajji Hotek by Jamil Jan Kochai -July 26th: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen -August 30th: The Girl Who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya -September 27th: After the Last Border by Jessica Goudeau