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World Refugee Day: How Canada empowers refugees to succeed

June 20, 2023

By CIC News |

Today, June 20, is World Refugee Day. It is a day recognized around the globe that celebrates the success of refugees in their new lives.

More importantly, it also recognizes how much must be done to offer support and a high quality of life to people who have fled their homes, often in traumatic circumstances.

World Refugee Day has a theme each year. The 2023 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says the theme is “Hope away from home.” This is meant to promote the inclusivity of refugees in their new countries.

“Today, on World Refugee Day, the global community honours the strength and courage of millions of refugees, while showing empathy and understanding for their plight,” said Canada’s Immigration Minister, Sean Fraser, in an IRCC statement. “In Canada, we have a proud history of resettling the world’s most vulnerable people, and refugees play an essential role in building and strengthening our communities.”

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