MCC Daily Tribune

World Refugee Day Celebrated on June 20

World Refugee Day was first celebrated in 2001 to recognize the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees. It is now celebrated every year on June 20 to recognize the contributions and resilience of refugee communities around the world as well as understand why refugee communities require protection.

Here is a link to narratives from MCC's Global Faces project led by Professors Katie Leite and Pam Fornieri. The stories of MCC student experiences as refugees and asylees can be found here.

Here is a link to narratives from our local refugee community as told to Catholic Family Charities, a refugee settlement organization.


Lee, Christina
Global Education & International Services