Be Happy With What YOU Have on This World Refugee Day

June 20th is the designated day to honor, remember, and hopefully work towards progress for refugees around the world.

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, a refugee is described as a person “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.”

In honor of World Refugee Day – please check out the basic facts in this infographic. Even if you don’t do anything to help refugees, take a moment today to be happy with what you have in contrast to people who are suffering as a refugee, internally displaced person, asylee, and in other ways of home- and hopelessness.

To learn more about refugees, and how you can help them, check out the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ website at: http://www.unhcr.org/

(The images in this post are taken from UNHCR’s website, http://envisiongood.com/how-to-help-refugees-on-world-refugee-day-2010/2010/06 and http://www.takepart.com/article/2012/06/13/world-refugee-day-numbers-infographic)

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