World Refugee Day 2016 Sample Tweets


Contributions and Benefits of Refugees in Our Communities

  • This #WRD2016, we celebrate the diversity and resiliency #refugees bring to our communities! #RefugeesWelcome
  • Refugee #resettlement means not only saving lives, but also successful integration for #refugees in communities across the US. #WRD2016
  • Making #RefugeesWelcome involves teamwork! NGOs, faith communities, community groups & others all chip in. #WRD2016
  • #Refugees who get tools they need to succeed add real value to our communities as hard working tax payers #WRD2016 
  • Refugees across the US add value: working, learning English, paying taxes, opening businesses & becoming citizens. #WRD2016 #RefugeesWelcome
  • Entire communities benefit from refugees, esp when we invest in welcoming services for them early on, equipping them to thrive. #WRD2016
  • Every year, #refugees open businesses, revitalize towns, become citizens & give back to the communities that welcomed them. #WRD2016
  • We say #RefugeesWelcome in my [city] community by [action]. #WRD2016
  • My community is better with refugees.  They [pay taxes, create jobs, start businesses, bring cultural diversity, open restaurants, etc.]. #WRD2016 #RefugeesWelcome
  • [Name of group, family, etc.] is ready to welcome #refugees! #RefugeesWelcome #WRD2016 (insert photo)
  • #Refugees bring their resiliency & experiences to help make our communities better. We celebrate them this #WRD2016! #RefugeesWelcome
  • This #WRD2016, join us in creating welcoming communities for all – join the #RefugeesWelcome initiative today! Visit refugeesarewelcome.org
  • Want to help celebrate #WRD2016? Join the #RefugeesWelcome initiative & help welcome #refugees in your area! Visit refugeesarewelcome.org
  • The U.S. has a proud legacy of hospitality. Join us in celebrating #WRD2016 as we continue this legacy by welcoming #refugees #RefugeesWelcome


Refugee Facts

  • 51% of #refugees are under the age of 18. What if that was someone you know? #WRD2016
  • 42,500 people a day are forced to flee their homes because of conflict & persecution. #WRD2016
  • The number of #refugees and others forcibly displaced from their homes is up to 60 million worldwide, the highest level since WWII #WRD2016
  • The US is a worldwide leader in the protection of refugees and must continue to set an example as a safe haven. #WRD2016 #RefugeesWelcome   
  • Since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980, over 3 million #refugees have found safe haven in America. #RefugeesWelcome #WRD2016
  • Less than 1% of the world's #refugees are ever resettled. #WRD2016 
  • Last year, like previous years, fewer than 1% of 20 million refugees had been resettled in another nation. #WRD2016
  • The US Refugee Resettlement Program is a lifesaving, public-private partnership for #refugees with no other means of finding safety. #WRD2016
  • #Refugees from all over the world do whatever it takes to try to bring their families to safety, often risking their lives. #WRD2016
  • There are over 4.8 million #SyrianRefugees, mostly in #Turkey, but so many in Lebanon that 1 in 5 people there is a refugee. #WRD2016
  • Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iran, Ethiopia, & Jordan are the top #refugee hosting countries. #WRD2016


Thank Officials for Their Support of Refugees

  • Thanks, [Senator, Representative, Governor, etc.] for your support of #refugees and policies that welcomes them to our communities! #WRD2016 #RefugeesWelcome