For the past year and a half, our world has seen more protests, revolutions and uprisings than ever before. It’s been a time of action, justice and change, and people around the world have been taking a stand to advocate for their right to live as free citizens in their own countries. Though so much of this social action has resulted in positivity, we were reminded on June 20, 2012, World Refugee Day that there is still so much progress to be made.
Over 42 million people around the world have been displaced and over 1 million others have been forced to leave their countries because of dangerous violence and conflict.
U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon made a special statement yesterday in honor of all those still affected, and he reminded us why we continue to work toward our goal of seeing an end to LRA violence and that there is still work to be done all over the world.
Click Here for the wonderful statement from Ban Ki-moon.
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