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07/15/2015

WORLD REFUGEE DAY — World Refugee Day was marked in Saskatoon with an outdoor celebration June 18 in front of the Saskatoon Open Door Society, featuring dancers, music, speakers and refreshments. The event was held to raise awareness about the reality faced by millions around the world and to celebrate the resiliency and the contributions of newcomers. Speakers included a woman from Syria, separated from members of her family who are still overseas, and a young woman who came to Canada as a refugee and is now a doctor. Klaus Gruber of the Saskatoon Refugee Coalition noted that the situation for refugees around the world is worsening. “People are dying to get to safety,” he said. “We need to make sure that people continue to understand that these are extremely vulnerable people, they are not leaving home by choice, they are leaving home to save their lives.” (Yaworski photo)

 

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