Obama laments huge number of displaced persons

President Barack Obama speaks about the shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, from the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on June 18, 2015US President Barack Obama on Friday lamented the “record levels” of people displaced by violence and other unrest around the globe, on the eve of World Refugee Day. The United Nations this week reported that 60 million people — half of them children — have been forced to flee conflict and persecution. “Tomorrow, on World Refugee Day, we will pause to reflect on the millions around the world who have been displaced from their homes — the hardships they face, the courage and resilience they demonstrate, and the dedication of those who come to their aid,” Obama said.

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