World Refugee Day, June 20, 2015

Every year on June 20th we observe World Refugee Day and recognize the millions of men, women and children around the world who are living as refugees. 

Conflicts and persecution have forced 50 million people to flee their homes, disrupting lives and communities and, in some cases, challenging individuals’ ability to survive.

For the past 100 years, the Near East Foundation has stood as a resource to assist the world’s refugees as they seek safety, shelter and a path to a new life.

In 1915, our attention was on Armenian refugees. Today we are working with internally displaced people Jordon, Lebanon, Mali, Sudan, and the Palestinian Territories. 

Despite great challenges, there have been great victories for the individuals we have served.  And we believe there can be more.

So today, take a moment to learn about the lives of a few of those 50 million and lend your support.

“For a small amount of money, we can do a lot” –Faten, Iraqi refugee in Jordan & NEF program participant

NEF helps the internally displaced in Mali return home and start on the path to economic recovery

Poor Jordanians face increasing difficulties due to an influx of refugees & NEF is responding

NEF equipped Dalia, an Iraqi refugee, with the skills and training to develop her sewing business

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