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For us, it’s just another day

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I asked a young man today how he and his friends planned to celebrate World Refugee Day in the camp. He said, “Tomorrow is June 20th!?” I said, “Yes, it’s World Refugee Day, tomorrow!” He then responded, “Oh, that is just another day for us in this camp. Years ago international organizations would throw us a big celebration with activities, but the past couple of years they haven’t. They are not interested in us anymore. For us, it is just another day.”

I found this to be poignant. Today the worl