June 20, 2018

SOS Mediterranee staff distribute food to some of the 629 migrants on board the rescue vessel Aqarius in the Mediterranean Sea June 12. (CNS / EPA)

"As long as there are wars and persecution, there will be refugees. On World Refugee Day, I ask you to remember them. Their story is one of resilience, perseverance and courage. Ours must be of solidarity, compassion and action."

-U.N. Secretary General António Guterres

June 20 is marked as United Nations World Refugee Day. Follow Global Sisters Report's special series "Seeking Refuge" this summer. New articles on aspects of life as a refugee — and how women religious are helping people navigate displacement and integration — are planned each week through mid-August.