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World Refugee Day celebrated in South Bend

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The gridiron played host to World Refugee Day on Thursday. The American Red Cross along with the United Nations and civic groups gathered to draw attention to the plight of refugees, as well as showing a commitment to help them.

South Bend is a hub in Indiana where refugees settle because of the rich environment with community centers, schools and health clinics. The are has refugee populations from places like Cuba, Iraq, and parts of Africa.

Anton Murra, Director of the Refugee Resettlement Program said the priority of the day was to, "Highlight the importance of people learning about such initiatives and such programs, so more people can be involved in this process of resettlement in this area."

You can find more information about the American Red Cross's refugee resettlement program on their website, by clicking here.

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