UN / WORLD REFUGEES DAY

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Ahead of World Refugee Day, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield spoke about this year’s theme, The Power of Inclusion, and how refugees can contribute to society. UNIFEED

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DATELINE: 15 JUNE 21, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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2. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“Inclusion is not just the broad pieces of including in educations systems, in health systems; it also goes through a lot of very complicated issues. Regularizing is a legal process in a country; receiving documentation, having access to bank accounts – I think it was mentioned - having connectivity. These are all less obvious aspects, which actually in our daily lives we take for granted, you know, we have an ID card, we can log in to internet, we have a bank account, but if you don’t have these things, and they are very often difficult for refugees, there’s no hope for inclusion, there’s no tools for inclusion.”
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees:
“International financial institutions have set up massive relief programmes, safety net programmes to help the economies of these countries after situations of lockdown. So, our aim has been with these institutions to say, when you design a rescue package for the economy of a poor country, and you give them hundreds of millions of dollars in loans or grants, make sure that you factor in the fact that that particular country hosts a large number of refugees, and they also must benefit from whatever help is given to the country.”
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“I am proud to say that President Biden has acted from day one, to ensure the United States remains a country committed to providing safety for the most vulnerable. The President issues executive orders to rebuild and enhance the US refugee admissions programme and spoken about how we must stand as a beacon of liberty and refuge for the world.”
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, United States:
“As we celebrate the power of inclusion and honour refugees on June 20th, let’s remember the millions of Syrians who desperately, desperately need our help. They, and millions of others around the world are counting on us. They are counting on us for life-saving support. They are counting on our common humanity to extend hands in their time of vulnerability and their time of need.”
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Ahead of World Refugee Day, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and United States Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield today (15 Jun) spoke about this year’s theme, The Power of Inclusion, and how refugees can contribute to society.

Grandi said, “inclusion is not just the broad pieces of including in educations systems, in health systems; it also goes through a lot of very complicated issues. Regularizing is a legal process in a country; receiving documentation, having access to bank accounts – I think it was mentioned - having connectivity. These are all less obvious aspects, which actually in our daily lives we take for granted, you know, we have an ID card, we can log in to internet, we have a bank account, but if you don’t have these things, and they are very often difficult for refugees, there’s no hope for inclusion, there’s no tools for inclusion.”

The High Commissioner noted that during the COVID-19 pandemic International financial institutions “have set up massive relief programmes, safety net programmes to help the economies of these countries after situations of lockdown.”

He said, “our aim has been with these institutions to say, when you design a rescue package for the economy of a poor country, and you give them hundreds of millions of dollars in loans or grants, make sure that you factor in the fact that that particular country hosts a large number of refugees, and they also must benefit from whatever help is given to the country.”

Thomas-Greenfield said that since his inauguration, US President Joe Biden has acted “to ensure the United States remains a country committed to providing safety for the most vulnerable.”

She said, “the President issues executive orders to rebuild and enhance the US refugee admissions programme and spoken about how we must stand as a beacon of liberty and refuge for the world.”

On World Refugee Day, she said, “let’s remember the millions of Syrians who desperately, desperately need our help. They, and millions of others around the world are counting on us. They are counting on us for life-saving support. They are counting on our common humanity to extend hands in their time of vulnerability and their time of need.”

World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June by the United Nations in 2001 in recognition of the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.
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