World Refugee Day: June 20

By FPL_LaurenH

Every year, World Refugee Day is celebrated on the 20th of June. It is a day to honor and celebrate those that have been forced to flee.

According to the United Nations:

  • There are 110 million people that have been forcibly displaced from their homes.
  • During the first half of the year, nearly 90% of newly displaced people came from Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Latin America and the Caribbean nations, Myanmar, Somalia, Sudan, and Ukraine.
  • Since 1975, 3 million refugees have resettled in the United States.
  • 29,000 refugees resettled in the United States in 2022.

According to the Texas Office of Refugees:

Check out some of these books to learn more about the refugee experience.

The Refugee Experience in Picture Books, opens a new window

Refugee Stories for Elementary Kids, opens a new window

The Refugee Experience, opens a new window
Teen Books
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Refugee: Powerful stories of people fleeing for their lives and their ensuing struggles, opens a new window
Adult Books