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World Day of Migrants and Refugees

Sunday September 27

Lead the Way-Take Action

World Day of Migrants and Refugees this year is Sunday, Sept. 27. The Catholic Church has honored this day since 1914, recognizing the need to support vulnerable people on the move. Often leaving behind family, friends, careers, their homes and more, migrants and refugees face incredible challenges so that their families might have safety and a brighter future.

When fighting broke out in Soraya’s hometown of Marawi City in the Philippines, her family fled their home for safety. Soraya couldn’t attend school but was able to visit a child-friendly space where she could play, make new friends and experience healing—critical components of a child’s life, especially one who has been affected by trauma.

 

As COVID-19 puts vulnerable populations at further risk, you can support children and others who have been displaced in the Philippines and beyond. Pray for our sisters and brothers on the move and take action as Congress negotiates the next COVID-19 emergency package.

Congress is expected to continue negotiations for their next bill this month as the end of the budget deadline approaches. We must care for our human family here in the U.S. and around the world. Urge your members of Congress to include funding for international aid in this next package to ensure our sisters and brothers in need can stay healthy and thrive.

 

Join us on World Day of Migrants and Refugees as we tweet our members of Congress to support our sisters and brothers on the move. More information will be shared soon—stay tuned!

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