Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC

21.06.2017 - Pressenza New York

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Photos: World Refugee Day in NYC
Rally in observance of World Refugee Day in front of Trump Tower near the United Nations (Image by David Andersson)

New Yorkers sanding for Refugees on World Refugee Day. The March organized by African Communities Together (ACT) and City of Refuge Coalition went form 59th St and 5th Ave to Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza in front of the United Nations.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the international community to provide support and solidarity to refugees. “We reflect on the courage of those who fled and the compassion of those who welcome them,” the Secretary-General said

Many are concerned about how President Donald Trump’s decisions may impact refugees. In his first days in office, Trump signed an executive order restricting travel from several Muslim majority countries, including Syria, where conflicts have displaced 12 million people.

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