Secretary Kerry to Host World Refugee Day Event

On June 20, 2013, Secretary of State John F. Kerry will host a special event in recognition of World Refugee Day, highlighting the challenges refugees face around the world and honoring their bravery and resilience in working to overcome them.

The event will take place at 10:00 a.m. in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the Department of State.

The program will include remarks by Secretary of State Kerry, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard, and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres via video link from Za’atri Camp, Jordan.

Musicians Cheick Hamala Diabte and Diamond White will also perform. During the event, actress and the “Voice” of the International Refugee Committee, Sarah Wayne Callies will read an excerpt from her blog “My Travel Journal.” MORE

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