World Refugee Day

 

 

Today, June 20th, is World Refugee Day.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reports that global displacement has reached an all-time high. In fact, 1 in every 113 people on the planet are refugees or asylum-seekers, seeking protection outside of their home country. That's 65.3 million people forcibly displaced in 2015.

Take a moment to think about how displaced persons experience health care in the United States. If you're a provider, how do you tailor your care across language and cultural barriers? Have you reached communicative impasses? 

Share your stories and hopes to improve the language barrier in our #breakthelanguagebarrier campaign.