Missoulians celebrate World Refugee Day

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 11:00:48-04

MISSOULA – Dozens of families braved the weather to gather at Fort Missoula Regional Park over the weekend to take part in the 2nd annual World Refugee Day Cup.

Soft Landing Missoula set up a soccer tournament with teams of seven made up of people of all ages and from all different places to help mark World Refugee Day.

There was food, games, and music to celebrate once the games wrapped up with Soft Landing Missoula Director Mary Poole saying that these type of events are important for the entire community.

World Refuge Day will be marked on June 20 th.

More information about World Refugee Day can be found here, including the following:

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees.

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.