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World Refugee Day 2015: Statement from Justine Greening

International Development Secretary comments to mark UN day for refugees.

Justine Greening speaking to Syrian refugee children and a UNICEF worker in Jordan. Picture: UNICEF
Justine Greening speaking to Syrian refugee children and a UNICEF worker in Jordan. Picture: UNICEF

Speaking to mark World Refugee Day 2015, International Development Secretary Justine Greening said:

Millions of men, women and children across the world have been forced to leave their homes as refugees.

Whether fleeing conflict, persecution or extreme poverty - they’re all desperately seeking a safer and more secure life.

Britain is right to be helping to support not only these refugees but also the local communities they are now often living in, especially in places like Lebanon and Jordan.

Visit the UN World Refugee Day website

Published 19 June 2015