We want to take a moment to pause and reflect on the experiences of our refugee community and honor their bravery in the pursuit of safety.

This year on June 20th the world will honor World Refugee Day with the focus being on the right to seek safety. World Refugee Day was designated as an international day in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly to build empathy and recognize people who have fled their home country. More on the core messages and fundamentals of seeking safety can be found in the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) 2022 World Refugee Day Messaging Document.

We also want to bring attention to the need for not just physical safety, but also emotional safety through culturally inclusive practices in health care organizations for the refugee community, as noted in the Refugee Health Training webinar Refugee Health: Empowering Clinicians Caring for Afghan Refugees.

How the world honored World Refugee Day in 2021.

Refugee Health Webinar: Empowering Clinicians Caring for Afghan Refugees

Every person has the right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from, and whenever they are forced to flee.United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Resources for Refugees in Sacramento:

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