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Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day: “Together We Heal, Learn and Shine”

War, violence and persecution have forced more than 80 million people around the world to flee their homes, leaving everything behind to save themselves and their families.

Refugees must begin their lives anew.

But for so many, the pandemic has wiped out their livelihoods, led to stigmatization and vilification and exposed them disproportionately to the virus.

At the same time, refugees once again demonstrated their invaluable contribution to their adoptive societies as essential and frontline workers.

We have a duty to help refugees rebuild their lives.

COVID-19 has shown us that we can only succeed if we stand together. Continue reading