World Refugee Day


Today marks World Refugee Day, a day that invites people around the world to come together and  those who have been displaced around the globe.  It is an occasion to highlight the courage and perseverance shown by refugees in overcoming enormous odds to rebuild their lives. The UN reports that by the end of 2011 some 43.3 million people were displaced by conflict and persecution. 

This powerful video is the true story of Estelle, a refugee who was reconnected with her sister after 16 years of separation – with the help of Refugees United, a tech non-profit that connects families separated by war, conflict and disaster.

Learn more from the World Refugees Website