Thank you for joining us for World Refugee Day! It was wonderful to see everyone who joined the virtual and in-person events to support our refugee community. Your support makes Alaska a welcoming place to live for all people. We look forward to seeing you again next year!


World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

While the globe is facing the largest refugee crisis in history, the hope and dreams of resettled refugees are being lived out here in Alaska. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.