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In honor of #WorldRefugeeDay & #WorldRefugeeDay2020 we wanted to stand in solidarity with refugees all over South Asia today:

“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”

— Warsan Shire Image
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Why do refugees undertake precarious journeys?
@SanobarFatma writes a comprehensive piece on refugee crisis on this #WorldRefugeeWeek…

Who Are Refugees?
A refugee is a person who is forced to flee their country or move to safety within their countries because of violence, war, persecution, and climate change. They cannot return home or are scared to do so.
The word refugee comes from refuge which means “the state of being sheltered from pursuit,danger or difficulty.”Every year the World Refugee Day is observed on June 20,and is dedicated to raising awareness on the situation of refugees and soliciting support throughout the world
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Today I’m thinking of the remarkable courage displayed by the millions of refugees who flee persecution, violence and war. On #WorldRefugeeDay and every day, we must protect America’s role as a beacon of freedom and welcome the world’s most vulnerable. #RefugeesWelcome
The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record. According to the UN, an unprecedented 70.8 million people were displaced at the end of 2018. Among them were nearly 30 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
On September 26, 2019, President Trump announced plans to restrict admission of refugees to the U.S. to 18,000 for FY 2020--a historic low limit on the number of refugees. Any efforts to deny asylum to the world’s most vulnerable are antithetical to American values.
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While the Trump Admin has nearly destroyed the U.S. refugee program, the need to provide safe haven for refugees from all over the 🌍 has never been higher.

Let us be clear when we say:
Seeking safety is not a crime. #WorldRefugeeDay Image
Over 3 million refugees have come to the U.S. since the refugee act of 1980.

The US Refugee Resettlement Program is a lifesaving, public-private partnership for #refugees with no other means of finding safety.
RAICES is a designated refugee resettlement agency, welcoming & supporting refugees and their families from all over the world as they make their home in San Antonio, Texas.

➡️ We administer self-sufficiency programs such as Refugee Cash Assistance, Match Grant benefits & more.
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THREAD: Today, we're celebrate the contributions refugees have made to our country. #WorldRefugeeDay #RefugeesWelcome Image
#refugees have made invaluable contributions to our health care system. Image
They've become essential workers in many industries, including food supply. Image
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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay
#DYK organisations such as UNHCR (@Refugees), Médecins sans Frontières or @sos_children use #EUSpace #Copernicus #OpenData to monitor humanitarian crises?

⬇️ #Sentinel2🇪🇺🛰️image of the #Kutupalong #Rohingya refugee camps
See the timelapse in the tweet⏬ Image
Timelapse (2017 - 2020) of the evolution of the #Kutupalong #Rohingya refugee camp over time #Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️ imagery
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June 20 is #WorldRefugeeDay

Nearly 80 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced by the end of 2019 due to conflict, violence, persecution & human rights violations, according to the @UN

Right here, in our neighbourhoods, undocumented migrants & refugees need our help. Image
Staff & volunteers at @RefugeeCentre serve refugees & others at risk due to their immigration status.

They also address systemic issues that newly arrived refugee claimants face including lack of resources, marginalization & discrimination. #onpoli
On this #WorldRefugeeDay2020 please consider supporting the great work of @RefugeeCentre with a donation!

Their work is more important than ever.

#onpoli #RefugeeDay #topoli…
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During my time with @JesuitRefugee Service in Nairobi, I helped refugees earn a living by making handicrafts. One woman, a Ugandan refugee, made embroidered pillows, with religious phrases on them, in Luganda, Swahili and English. One day she brought one in that stunned me...
...It had a small spelling error in the English (Sarah spoke four languages, by the way). On a pale blue pillow was the legend, "Immaculate Heart of Mary, be our refugee." Now I know that the word in that traditional prayer was usually "refuge." But I loved it.
On this Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and #WorldRefugeeDay, we ask for her prayers, using the prayers that Pope Francis introduced today.

"Mother of Mercy, pray for us."
"Mother of hope, pray for us."
"Comfort of Migrants, pray for us."
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Today is World Refugee Day.
It's a day to remember most vulnerable and oppressed. These are the people who were let down by their own government
Unfortunately, the policy of many states and international players still aims to invisiblize them.This is our attempt to prevent that.
On this World Refugee Day, let's recognise the human rights of the refugees, let's accept that they are also humans who had to leave their everything to save their identity, their lives. Let's extend a hand of love, friendship and humanity.
By @mockingjay0910
No more coffins, no more children drowning, no more capsized boats, no more begging for food.
Be kinder to refugees, they did not choose this life.

By: @arunimaaa_12
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On #WorldRefugeeDay, we reshare some inspiring stories of refugees who are making a difference in their communities. Every. Single. Day.

1- The Syrian refugee on the UK's coronavirus front lines
2- The asylum seeker treating fellow migrants at a makeshift clinic in a refugee camp on the US-Mexico border
3- The Spanish refugee rescuers now helping in nursing homes
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Am heutigen #WorldRefugeeDay sind 80 Mio Menschen auf der Flucht, 40% davon Kinder. 85% aller Geflüchteten werden in sog. Entwicklungsländern aufgenommen.

Zahlen & Prozentwerte wie diese sind wichtig, genauso aber ihre Einordung und die Erklärung von Ursachen und Dynamiken.
Ein Bsp: 2015/16 fanden v.a. junge Männer den Weg nach Europa. Dieser Umstand wird von Politikern oft genutzt, um populistische Forderungen zu untermauern: Das wären keineswegs die Schutzbedürftigsten ihrer Herkunftsländer, deshalb Grenzen dicht.
Ttatsächlich waren mehr als 2/3 aller Geflüchteten, die 2015 in Ö um Asyl ansuchten, männlich. Das hat mehrere Ursachen.
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It’s #WorldRefugeeDay !

WHO thanks all the refugees and migrants who are working with host communities to respond to #COVID19.

While refugees and migrants may live in conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to #COVID19, they are also playing an important part in a united response.

Here’s how 👉

#WithRefugees Image
“During work, I did not think about my refugee status, I did not feel separate, I was part of a united team…”

Refugee nurse Ahmed Ahmed 👨‍⚕️ tells us how he supports Izmir migrant health centre fighting #COVID19 👉

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Throw out the old policy menu… via @HDNER
The virus has changed the context of our debate. It is no longer primarily about targeting solely the migrants, like improving their skills, but about securing the refugee-hosting economy’s resilience.
It’s not solely a debate about the technicalities of burden sharing (which was not even close to satisfactory to begin with) but also about the nature of burden sharing now.
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"The pandemic is accelerating.

More than 150K new cases of #COVID19 were reported to WHO yesterday – the most in a single day so far.

Almost half of those cases were reported from the Americas, with large numbers also being reported from South Asia & the Middle East"-@DrTedros
"The world is in a new & dangerous phase. Many people are understandably fed up with being at home. Countries are understandably eager to open up their societies & economies.
But the virus is still spreading fast, it’s still deadly & most people are still susceptible"-@DrTedros
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The #GlobalForcedMigrationReport analyzes drivers of the crisis, shortfalls of the intl response, and the Trump Admin’s retreat from global & moral leadership.

The facts represent a clarion call for strong leadership, intl solidarity, and innovation to address this crisis.
By the end of 2018, there were at least 70.8 million refugees, asylum seekers, and IDPs. 1 out of every 109 people in the world had been forced to flee their homes.

In 2019, this figure increased to 79.5 million, or 1 out of every 97 people. #GlobalForcedMigrationReport Image
Increasingly frequent, prolonged, and violent conflict, widespread violence, and climate change are all factors driving the largest number of forced migrants in recorded history.

150-200 million people could be at risk of climate change-induced displacement by 2050. Image
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A few thoughts on the new @worldvisionca/@abacusdataca poll for #WorldRefugeeDay

Most Canadians have thought about how the pandemic is impacting people living in poor countries and it impacts on inequality.

More here:… 1/
2/ Compared with January 2020, those extremely/very concerned about the spread of infectious diseases as a global issue as increased by 13-points to 68% overall. It is now the TOP global issue of concern for Canadians.

More here:…
3/ Canadians overwhelmingly recognize that COVID puts those living in refugee or displaced persons camps are at far greater risk than Canadians.

More here:…
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❓Did you know that every year #UNHCR estimates that around 25.000 female asylum seekers coming to Europe are already affected by FGM❓
Read their report ▶️…

Our recommendations 👇 (1/7) Image
1⃣ Harmonised Common European Asylum System

👉All asylum seekers arriving in Europe should have equal chances of protection.
👉Pay great attention to the accuracy and homogeneity of a shared European COI (Country of Origin Information). (2/7)
2⃣ Gender-sensitive Country of Origin Information

Member states must...
👉Run a gender analysis of the situation in the country.
👉Detail systematic forms of violence and GBV, including FGM.
👉Gather information in close cooperation with relevant organisations. (3/7)
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Q4 In 2019 ImmDef helped over 2,600 individuals who came from 23 different countries including Central America, Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Islands. #RefugeeChat #WorldRefugeeDay 1/3
Q4 Our Litigation & Advocacy team works to dismantle discriminatory policies in the immigration system. Learn more at #RefugeeChat 2/3
Q4 The same systemic racism that has long discriminated against the Black community also affects the immigrant community. Our Case Management team provides links to resources and support for our clients so that they live in dignity through their proceedings #refugeechat 3/3
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Here’s how the #TrumpAdministration likes to “celebrate" anniversaries and global days of recognition. A thread.
Last year on #WorldRefugeeDay, 6/20/19, a day internationally observed and dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world, CBP announced that they were at capacity + zero asylum seekers were processed at the San Ysidro POE.
This year on the one year anniversary of the human rights dumpster fire that is #MPP, @DHSgov decided to “celebrate” by proudly announcing that it was extending the class to include Brazilians. #MPP originally meant for Spanishing-speaking Central Americans has resulted in . .
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This made me realize how "extremism" has been propagandized.

To us, China is the extremist, not the Uyghur Muslims. China meanwhile is simply "removing extremist elements."

It's not about extremism.

It's just pure evil, driven by a mad desire for power.

Extremism assumes you're starting with a valid baseline.

What it usually means is deviant. It's not something valid taken to an illogical end. It was invalid to begin with.

Repression, beating people's identity out of them, is both as old as history and inherently deviant.
Of course, extremism being an inherently relative term, it provides an excellent way for deviant powers to repress: arbitrarily define a baseline and then call everyone who doesn't meet it "extreme."

Watch the framing.
Watch the terminology.

And call it out.
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On #worldrefugeeday we're launching the Build a Bridge campaign to change the way we think of immigrants, to change the terms of the debate.

We need bridges. Not tents. Not cages.

Let's build the society we all dream of. Take the #BuildABridge pledge NOW
America needs a new vision for immigration to ensure that every new member of our society is afforded their rights and treated with dignity.

Migrants are human beings like every other person in this country.
For too long we’ve been wrapped up in the broken idea of “comprehensive immigration reform” and in trying to stop bad policy from being implemented.
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A thread for the @UN #WorldRefugeeDay -> I used to think that the most important line in the #Bible was “Love your neighbour as yourself”. Then I realised that it is easy to #love your neighbour because he or she is usually quite like yourself.
@UN What is hard is to love the #stranger, one whose colour, culture or creed is different from yours. That is why the command, “Love the stranger because you were once strangers”, resonates so often throughout the Bible.
@UN Why should you not hate the stranger? – asks the Bible. Because you once stood where he stands now. You know the heart of the stranger because you were once a stranger in the land of Egypt.
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On #worldrefugeeday, it’s worth repeating the facts. Thread 1/14 @hrw Image
@hrw Over 70 million people are forcibly displaced in the world today. A tiny, tiny fraction seek to reach Europe.… 2/14 Image
@hrw A surge in arrivals to the EU of refugees and migrants in 2015 was grossly mismanaged, leading to a humanitarian and political crisis that set the bloc on a race to adopt every harsher and cynical policies.… 3/14 Image
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