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CARE Joins National Campaign to Highlight the World’s 60 Million Displaced

CARE Canada is pleased to join Canadian international agencies to raise awareness and critical funds to help the world’s 60 million displaced people.

Running from June 6 until World Refugee Day, June 20, CARE will join Humanitarian Coalition members and other key partners for the first ever joint World Refugee Day campaign in Canada.

The cross-Canada fundraising campaign will raise awareness and engage the generosity of all Canadians on the important work being done overseas by Canadian aid agencies to help refugees, displaced people and host communities worldwide. The campaign will culminate in a national day of action on World Refuge Day, June 20.

Canadians are invited to learn more www.worldrefugeeday.com or donate and help CARE support refugees and displaced people at www.care.ca/refugees.

Canadian Refugee Experts Available

CARE has a number of Canadian experts in Canada and abroad available to discuss refugee issues.

For example, CARE has Canadians currently supporting refugees in Kenya (Dadaab refugee camps), Jordan (responding to Syria crisis) and Chad (supporting displaced people from Central African Republic).

Members of CARE Canada’s emergency team are also available to discuss Canadian humanitarian policy in the context of the Government of Canada’s International Assistance Review and other matters.

A Proud History Supporting Displaced People

CARE has a proud history supporting displaced people, which started after the Second World War when the agency provided CARE Packages to European families in need. More than 70 years later, CARE is a leader in international humanitarian response, helping millions of women, men and children during crisis and disaster.

CARE is supporting internally displaced people, refugees and host communities in several countries worldwide. This includes countries in the Middle East affected by the Syria crisis, Chad, Niger and Kenya, where CARE Canada takes a leading role supporting operations at Dadaab refugee camp.

CARE Canada also hosts the CARE International rapid response team, a group of highly-trained humanitarian specialists ready to respond within 72 hours to emergencies worldwide.

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To arrange an interview, contact:

Darcy Knoll
Communications Specialist | CARE Canada
darcy.knoll@care.ca | +1.613.228.5641

For the latest CARE Canada news updates, visit: www.care.ca/news