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National Call-In Day For Iraqi Refugees


Refugees International has announced "National Call-In Day" asking you to call the White House and encourage the President to provide more funds for the 4 million Iraqi refugees who have been displaced as a result of the war in Iraq. Details below and at the Refugees International web site. Please help us make sure that President Bush can no longer continue to ignore the plight of Iraq's refugees. As Americans, we have a moral responsibility to help these people out. If we don't, who will?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 Call the White House at 202-456-1111

On Tuesday, June 19, call 202-456-1111 and leave a message on the White House Comment Line. Then, click here to tell a friend to leave their own message.

"President Bush, tomorrow on World Refugee Day, I urge you to increase funding for Iraqi refugees. More than four million Iraqis are now displaced and this crisis threatens to further destabilize Iraq and its neighboring countries. Please increase U.S. assistance to $290 million so that U.S. and UN agencies have the necessary funds to protect the health and safety of Iraqi refugees."

Refugees International is calling on President Bush to play a leading role in addressing the Iraqi refugee crisis by increasing the amount of US assistance for Iraqi refugees to $290 million on World Refugee Day, June 20, 2007. This is less than one quarter of one percent (0.25%) of the amount spent on the military aspects of the war.

Iraq is now the fastest growing refugee crisis worldwide with more than four million Iraqis having been forced from their homes and thousands more following every day. This growing crisis threatens recovery in Iraq and the stability of the entire region. The United States must act aggressively to stabilize the region and improve international security by making sure that the necessary funds are provided to US and UN agencies to protect the health and safety of Iraqi refugees.

With a single phone call, join thousands of Americans and make your voice heard. Help us convince President Bush that World Refugee Day is the perfect opportunity to announce his support for assisting Iraqi refugees.

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