Here’s a quote that I want to share for every hour of the day and every day in June.
Every year on this day, world refugee awareness day is celebrated to raise awareness of the plight of millions of people who are forced to leave their homes because of violence, war, and persecution.
Together, we can work together to create a world where all refugees have a safe place to live and are able to start anew, free from the threat of violence. Ready, set, go!
“To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult; it is a badge of strength, courage, and victory.”
— Tennessee Office for Refugees
“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
— Warsan Shire
“A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future.”
– Amela Koluder
“Refugees are not terrorists. They are often the first victims of terrorism.”
— António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”
— Albert Einstein
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”
— Emma Lazarus
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
— Martin Luther King Jr.
“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day.”
— Nadia Hashimi
“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.”
— Warsan Shire
“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.”
— Khaled Hosseini
“We have a legal and moral obligation to protect people fleeing bombs, bullets, and tyrants, and throughout history those people have enriched our society.”
“It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks.”
— Dina Nayeri