Amar Jaloud and her son Adam are among 1.5 million Syrian refugees currently living in Lebanon, poster image.

 

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Day of Prayer - Refugees and Migrants

A Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants is set aside each year to fall as close as possible to World Refugee Day on 20 June. Caritas prepares resources for this day on behalf of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference.

Amar Jaloud and her son Adam are among 1.5 million Syrian refugees currently living in Lebanon, poster image.

It is necessary to respond to the globalisation of migration with the globalisation of charity and cooperation, in such a way as to make the conditions of migrants more humane. ’

Pope Francis: Message for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees, 2015

Pray for refugees and migrants - 21 June 2015

In 2015, the Day of Prayer for Refugees and Migrants falls on Sunday 21 June.

More than 10 million people are refugees worldwide.  They have crossed borders to escape persecution because of their race, religion, political belief or social group.

More than twice as many – 27.5 million people – live as Internally Displaced People.  Many fled homes for similar reasons to refugees, but have not crossed an international border.

New Zealand accepts 750 refugees each year for resettlement from the places where they first sought asylum. We also accept a very small number of asylum seekers each year. Both quota refugees and asylum seekers are refugees under the Refugee Convention.

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READ MORE ABOUT CARITAS' WORK ON ISSUES AFFECTING REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS HERE

 

 

 

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