World Refugee Day 2019

The search for a land of freedom

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day 2019, The search for a land of freedom, Celebrity Supporters and Goodwill Ambassadors of UNHCR and Documentaries. The event, held on 20 June each year, honours the courage and determination of those who have been forced to flee their homes. Worldwide, more than 70 million people are currently forcibly displaced, according to the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR.

The memo is yet another example of the Trump administration’s ongoing attacks on the asylum system, including then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ June 2018 decision that “generally, claims by aliens pertaining to domestic violence or gang violence perpetrated by non-governmental actors will not qualify for asylum.”

In 2008, Affleck directed a short film and public service announcement, “Gimme Shelter,” about the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The film was utilized as a part of the UNHCR’s international campaign to aid those displaced by violence. He also supports 26 charities, including UNHCR’s Gimme Shelter Campaign.

Actor Priyanka Chopra, who is the UNICEF goodwill ambassador, shared a heartfelt message on World Refugee Day which is celebrated on June 20. Priyanka Chopra has never shied away from speaking her mind out for a noble cause. Sharing a video from one of her work trips with UNICEF, Priyanka wrote a powerful message to inspire everyone to be a contributor in social causes in these changing times.


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The truth is quite simple…the future of this world lies in the hands of the children of today. But the harsh reality is that there is an entire generation of innocent children growing up right now without any prospects for thier future…these children are affected by displacement due to serious conflict and emergencies in thier various regions. When families are forced to leave their homes due to violence, persecution, and natural disasters, they are torn apart and it’s the children that end up suffering the most. The numbers are staggering, yes…but we have to continue to stand for them, in whatever capacity we can as individuals. They are the future and we need to help. Join me and @unicef by clicking the link in my bio to help keep refugee children safe. #AChildIsAChild #WorldRefugeeDay

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