Casey Calamusa 206.310.5476
Seattle—As the world marks World Refugee Day on June 20th, World Vision remembers the millions of people around the world who remain homeless, displaced from their communities as a result of war, natural disaster and other conflicts.
“For too many people around the world, displacement is a regular part of their lives, and there is no end in sight,” said Rory Anderson, World Vision’s deputy director for advocacy. “Children, particularly young girls, are extremely vulnerable when they are homeless. They are living in a constant state of chaos, often in conflict zones, and with very little sense of hope for their future.”
Both refugees and internally displaced people (or people that have been forced to leave their home but have remained in their own country) in Democratic Republic of Congo, Sudan, Uganda, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere continue to struggle to find peace and stability for themselves and their families.
World Vision remains committed to working with its staff around the world to provide food, water, shelter, health care, education and protection for those children and families living without a home.
World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. For more information, please visit www.worldvision.org/press.