Exiled Tibetan PM Expresses Solidarity With Refugees Across The World
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Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile Lobsang Sangay expressed solidarity with refugees around the world on the occasion of World Refugee Day on June 20. The day is observed as World Refugee Day around the world. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and civic groups around the world host events in order to draw public's attention to the millions of refugees worldwide, who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict or persecution. According to the UNHCR, 65.3 million people were uprooted worldwide last year, many of them fleeing wars only to face walls, tougher laws and xenophobia as they reach borders.