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Monday, June 20, 2011

Local Links: World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly marked the day to raise awareness for millions of people who are "forcibly displaced and stateless."

The UN Refugee Agency this week introduced its multimedia "One" campaign, with the aim of sharing powerful, personal stories from refugees around the world. The campaign will last six months.

Right here in Denver, the African Community Center offers resources to refugees who have fled to the Rocky Mountain region to escape persecution in their home countries. The center keeps a list of ways you can help on its website. Currently, the center is hiring tutors through DU's Community Service Work Program. A comprehensive list of organizations in the region devoted to assisting refugees can be found here.