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Originally published on www.celebrations360.com

UNHCR and World Refugee Day

There are 42 million refugees world wide, reported the UNHCR in June 2009.  Sixteen million are outside their country of origin, and another 26 million are internally displaced people.  This affects warring or politically repressed nations, but also their neighbors, and countries worldwide where refugees have sought asylum.  Sudan, Burma (Myanmar), Iraq, Somalia, and Afghanistan all have significant refugee crises.

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The Mohawk Valley Almanac provides a wide variety of information on fairs and festivals, wildlife, and the natural world in this historic region of central New York State. Many annual regional fairs and festivals celebrate the seasons, agriculture, historical and religious holidays, the arts, sports, and ethnic heritage of the diverse population. The natural world of birds and other wildlife, weather, astronomy, and gardening in a climate with cold and snowy winters are also featured.

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