World Refugee Day

U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (USCSAHT) invites you to join us in honoring refugees. On June 20, World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees. Today, an unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. Every 15 minutes a family is forced to flee their homeland.

We know that there is a strong link between forced migration and human trafficking. Men, women, and children are made vulnerable to human trafficking by the mass displacement caused by violence, extreme poverty, humanitarian crises, climate change, natural disasters, and conflict. Impoverished, vulnerable families are targeted by traffickers who promise to provide education and opportunity only to exploit them through forced labor, sexual exploitation, enslavement, or organ theft.

Stand in solidarity #WithRefugees and #StopRefugeeTrafficking on World Refugee Day, Thursday, June 20, 2019. Join us in calling our Representative and Senators and urging them to support two pro-refugee bills:

H.R.2146 / S.1088 GRACE Act

H.R. 2214 / S.1123 NO BAN Act

Visit our website to learn about our 2019 World Refugee Campaign and discover more ways that you can support refugees on June 20 and throughout the year. You’ll find backgrounders, resources for prayer, stories of trafficked immigrants and asylum seekers, sample social media posts and more.

If you would prefer to download and print the 2019 World Refugee Toolkit, you’ll find a PDF file HERE.

Join us and Stand in Solidarity #WithRefugees and #StopRefugeeTrafficking on World Refugee Day, Thursday, June 20.

Finally, please let us know how you are planning to commemorate World Refugee Day, 2019. Leave us a note on the USCSAHT Facebook page.

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