World Refugee day 2022

Join us in Celebrating Refugees!

Each June, on World Refugee Day, we step back to acknowledge the overwhelming adversity faced by the 84 million displaced people worldwide. At Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, it is our deepest belief that these vulnerable individuals should be protected, embraced, and empowered in a world of just and welcoming communities. We also celebrate the vibrancy and new beginning that refuge provides for so many when we lead with our values to ensure welcome in our communities.

Join us in celebrating World Refugee Day on June 21st (and every day!), where we will highlight the incredible resilience and contributions of refugees in America – and remembering those overseas who look to us for protection.

WATCH: Why we celebrate World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day Voices

What does refugee resilience mean to you?

Awn Sian Mung's Story:

“When I think back on my life – and the time before I came to America – I feel like I’m sleeping. Like I have a dream within my dream and I see the lights coming in…

I am from Myanmar (Burma). But I am not Burmese…”

Huda Abdulhameed's Story:

“I was resettled to VA in 2014 as a refugee with my three minor daughters.

Since that time, my husband has been waiting in Jordan in immigration limbo, hoping to reunite with us in the U.S…”

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With 80 years of experience in transforming lives for the better, LIRS earned a 100% rating from Charity Navigator.

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Whether you give once or monthly, your donation will help LIRS to provide intensive support to newly arrived refugees, to place vulnerable children in safe, loving homes, and to empower new Americans to become successful, contributing members of their communities.

Mail donations to:

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
PO Box 17467
Baltimore, MD 21297-1467

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