World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on 20 June and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. It shines a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize political will and resources so refugees can not only survive but thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees every single day, international days like World Refugee Day help to focus global attention on the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution.

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Help Us Stuff Backpacks This Summer
Our backpack drive supports foster care, New Americans, and affordable living!
Samaritas Backpack Drive | July 14 - August 1 The first day of school can be an exciting and nerve-wracking experience for any child. However, for those who arrive without the necessary tools, it can lead to feelings of embarrassment and stress, setting them apart from their peers.... Read More
Takeaways From the Foster Care Town Hall
How can we help foster care's most distressed kids? A recent panel of foster care experts discussed the best options and resources led by the award-winning journalist Doug Tribou.  Tribou joined the Michigan Radio staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. He has also... Read More
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