Did You Know…
- During this 40th Anniversary of the Refugee Act of 1980, we commemorate the many contributions of refugees over the years and also the refugees on the frontline of the COVID-19 crisis, with 161,000 refugees working as health care workers and 170,000 laboring as part of the U.S. food supply chain.
- Jesus calls us to welcome refugees and immigrants and says that when we extend a helping hand to them, we are meeting him face-to-face.
- The Catholic community supports refugees around the world by advocating to protect U.S. foreign aid and a refugee program that is safe for refugees and for the communities that welcome them.
- Today, more than 70 million people around the world have been forcibly displaced from their homes, nearly 26 million of these individuals are refugees.