Define “Refugees”

Afghan refugee girl smiles

World Refugee Day ~ Monday June 20th

“Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere.”  

Ban Ki-moon
South Korean statesman and politician,
currently the Secretary-General of the United Nations