UN refugee chief sends best wishes for Ramadan

As the holy month begins, the High Commissioner shared a video touching on the plight of millions displaced by conflict.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi visits with a family of Syrian refugees in Beirut in January 2016.  © UNHCR/Bryan Denton

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, expressed his warmest wishes to all observing the holy month of Ramadan, which starts today, noting it is a moment to “reflect on the difficult experiences faced by millions of people uprooted from their homes by conflict.”

The holy month is being observed this year at a time when “acute and protracted crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya and other locations have created levels of human suffering not witnessed in decades,” Grandi said.

Watch his message here:


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