Scenes From World Refugee Day In San Diego
Monday, June 23, 2014
World Refugee Day 2014
San Diego marked World Refugee Day June 21, 2014 in Balboa Park. The event is organized by the San Diego Refugee Forum and brings together more than eight cultural groups that have resettled in San Diego.
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San Diego marked World Refugee Day on Saturday in Balboa Park. Organized by the San Diego Refugee Forum, the event brought together more than eight cultural groups that have resettled in San Diego, a city known as a refugee capital.
Thousands of refugees have come to San Diego in the past five years. The most recent groups to settle in San Diego are the Karen, an ethnic minority from Burma, or Myanmar, and those who fled Iraq and Iran. San Diego also has large East African and Vietnamese communities.
Here's a list of recent stories by KPBS of San Diego's refugee community:
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