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Thursday, May 20, 2010

WORLD REFUGEE DAY IS USA FATHERS DAY - JUNE 20, 2010 - When will the refuge happen really?

Darfur In the News

CNN: American woman among 3 aid workers kidnapped in Darfur. An American citizen is among three aid workers kidnapped in the war-torn western Sudanese region of Darfur, the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum said Wednesday. The 36-year-old Californian woman was with two Sudanese colleagues when their two-vehicle convoy was stopped by a group of armed men Tuesday, said Samaritan's Purse -- the organization for which they work. The North Carolina-based organization said it was working with U.S. and Sudanese government officials to secure their release.

Reuters: Darfur rebel leader caught in airport standoff. A Darfur rebel leader was caught in a diplomatic standoff in Chad's main airport on Wednesday after authorities refused to let him enter the country on his way back to the battlefield. Chadian officials stopped Khalil Ibrahim, the head of the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM), when he flew into the Chadian capital N'Djamena from Libya at 1 a.m. (0000 GMT). They destroyed the passports of everyone in his party and ordered him to return to Tripoli, Ibrahim said. The showdown is a major setback for the rebel group which in the past had strong links with Chad's leadership and regularly used the country as a base for its troops and a transit point for its officials.

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Ask your Mayor, Governor, Senators, Representative
to declare this Proclamation for June 20, 2010


Proclamation

World Refugee Day

June 20, 2010

WHEREAS, On December 4, 2000, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution naming June 20 World Refugee Day, to bring attention to the plight of the world’s refugees and affirm the values and collective efforts of all groups concerned with the protection of refugees.

WHEREAS, The city of _________ welcomes refugees and acknowledges that many residents of __________ are living proof of the positive contributions refugees make to our city.

WHEREAS, We are willing to join in harmony with voices worldwide to claim more reasonable and humane immigration policies.

WHEREAS, on World Refugee Day, it is appropriate to honor the humanitarian workers and volunteers as well as the communities in _________ that welcome humanitarian immigrants as new Americans.

WHEREAS, On World Refugee Day, we turn our attention to the millions of refugees who live
without material, social and legal protection.

NOW THEREFORE, I, __________, on behalf of __________ City Council, do hereby
proclaim June 20, 2010 as "World Refugee Day".

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2 Comments:

At May 21, 2010 at 4:10:00 AM EDT , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you here for working on speaking for those whose voices are silenced and in place of those who should but don't use their voices and their power to do anything about it.

p.s.


*I see you've read Toxic Parents...
hugs ... to you ... know it well...
mutchi

 
At May 21, 2010 at 10:47:00 PM EDT , Blogger ilovemylife said...

Mutchi,

Well, yes, I am not happy that President Obama and Special Envoy Gration are failing in this area. Yes, I have read Toxic Parents....how did you know?

Sandra

 

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