Wednesday, June 20, 2007

World Refugee Day

ADRA Observes World Refugee Day (Reuters, 20 June 07)

"Committed to assisting those in need worldwide, ADRA's humanitarian initiatives reach hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs, both by improving their living conditions in camps and then by helping them reintegrate into their communities and reestablish their lives once they have returned home.

"According to the UNHCR, in 2006 there were more than 14 million refugees, including those Palestinian refugees registered and assisted by the United Nations Refugee and Works Agency (UNRWA). The Geneva-based Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reports that, in addition, there were more than 24 million displaced persons worldwide in 2006 due to conflict."

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