We all know that much work remains to meet the needs of refugees, and to deal with the violence and the persecution that causes the displacement in the first place. We’re improving our refugee programs, and we’re looking for the most effective ways to help those who seek resettlement in the United States. And we’re standing in support of human dignity and the rule of law in countries from Burma to Zimbabwe.
– First Lady Laura Bush, speaking in honor of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2008.
To learn more: view Mennonite Central Committee‘s recently relased report on political unrest and displacement in Zimbabwe. Visit Refugee Council USA, a coalition of NGOs that provides advocacy on issues affecting the rights of refugees and displaced persons.