Refugees honored at World Refugee Day celebration

Catholic Charities of Louisville host a celebration June 30 in honor of World Refugee Day. Two children, who came to the U.S. from Somalia, wait for the festivities to begin.
Catholic Charities of Louisville Migration and Refugee Services hosted a celebration June 30 in honor of World Refugee Day. Two children, who came to the U.S. from Somalia, wait for the festivities to begin. (Record Photos by Jessica Able)

Catholic Charities of Louisville Migration and Refugee Services hosted a World Refugee Day celebration June 30 at the agency’s West Market Street campus. The festivities included dance and monologue performances from refugees, an international food buffet, a bounce house for kids, henna tattoos, and other activities for children.

Colin Triplett, director of Catholic Charities’ Migration and Refugee Services, said the annual celebration aims to celebrate and show continued support for the entire refugee community in Louisville, especially those assisted by Catholic Charities.

Children who came to the U.S. from Nepal offer smiles at the World Refugee Day celebration June 30.
Children who came to the U.S. from Nepal offer smiles at the World Refugee Day celebration June 30.
Wah May, a native of Thailand, sits still for a henna tattoo as her friends watch behind her.
Wah May, a native of Thailand, sits for a henna tattoo as her friends watch.
Lal pan Thang offers his daughter Biak nei Nlawi a bite of a snow cone prepared by students of St. Francis of Assisi School. The father and daughter came to the U.S. from Myanmar.
Lal pan Thang offers his daughter Biak nei Nlawi a bite of a snow cone prepared by students of St. Francis of Assisi School. The father and daughter came to the U.S. from Myanmar.
Kusum Ghimire, a native of Nepal, performs a traditional Nepali dance at the World Refugee Day celebration June 30.
Kusum Ghimire, a native of Nepal, performs a traditional Nepali dance at the World Refugee Day celebration June 30.
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