UNHCR World Refugee Day
June 20, 2014
Every year, on June 20, World Refugee Day gives us the chance to focus the world’s attention on the millions of refugees in need of protection. There are more than 15.4 million refugees in the world who face uncertain futures with great courage, in unfamiliar environments, as they go about trying to rebuild their lives. Many live in desperate conditions, often forgotten by the world at large. Canada continues to have one of the most generous immigration and refugee systems in the world. We welcome 1 out of every 10 of all resettled refugees globally, more than most any other industrialized country in the world. Canadians can be proud of the Government of Canada’s record contributions and long standing tradition of providing protection to those who need it most, and will continue to do so.
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