June 20th 2014
Event: National Refugee Day
Date: Friday June 20th, 2014
Location: To be Announced

Join ACRC for National Refugee Day

  • Annual Fundraiser
  • Reopening of ACRC -officially opened and
    will continue to provide services for all refugees!
    *Save Lady Dee Donor Drive

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Who is a Refugee?

A refugee is legally defined as a person who is outside his or her country of nationality and is unable to return due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of his or her race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. By receiving refugee status, individuals are guaranteed protection of their basic human rights, and cannot be forced to return to a country where they fear persecution.

In 2012, there were 15.4 million refugees around the world, including 4.8 million Palestinian refugees. According to the UN Refugee Agency, the leading countries of origin for refugees in 2012 were:

  • Afghanistan: 2.6 million
  • Somalia:1.1 million
  • Iraq: 746,000
  • Syria: 728,500
  • Sudan: 569,200
  • DRC: 509,400

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