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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 more than 100 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 20th (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

National Call-In Day

Reserve your spot for the LIRS National Call-In Day on June 22! You’ll receive training resources and a customizable template for calling your elected officials alongside LIRS supporters from across the country.

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…”