Statement by the President Obama on World Refugee Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 20, 2016 Today, on World Refugee Day, we recognize the challenges and hardships that refugees face, honor their courage and resilience in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and celebrate their many valuable contributions to our Nation. This year’s commemoration comes as the UN High Commissioner for ...
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June 20 is World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, June 20, is a day to honor the nearly 60 million people displaced from their countries by violence and persecution. The United States is the largest single humanitarian donor, providing  billions of dollars per year  to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable people with life-saving assistance. The  State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)  provides protection, eases suffering, and works to resolve the ...
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Amb. Paul W. Jones U.S.-Polish Relations Speech at Warsaw Polytechnic

Ambassador Paul Jones gave a speech entitled “A New Era in U.S.-Polish Relations” to more than 200 students and embassy invited guests at the Warsaw University of Technology. The Ambassador’s remarks covered USG “people-to-people” exchanges, including alumni success stories, economic relations, and security cooperation. Discussing U.S. foreign policy and U.S.-Polish relations, Ambassador Jones engaged in ...
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