UN Chief Visits Refugees for World Refugee Day
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00:01:34
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English
Summary

Ahead of World Refugee Day, UN Chief visits two families in New York, who migrated from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Description

For World Refugee Day, UN Secretary-General António Guterres visited refugees living in New York City. He met with Ms. Suzan Al Shammari, an Iraqi refugee who has fled from Baghdad to Cairo, Egypt, with her family in 2010. They were registered with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and eventually resettled in the United States. Guterres then met an Afghani couple, Mr. Shafi Alif and Ms. Rohina Sofizada. Mr. Alif fled from Afghanistan to Pakistan when he was 5 months old and stayed there for over 10 years. He then resettled in the United States with the help from UNHCR.