World Refugee Day event celebrates newcomers

Rozina Dhakel, left, and Aakriti Dhakal performed “Sani Sani Nani Mata,” a traditional Nepalese dance during a World Refugee Day celebration June 20 at St. Ignatius Martyr Church. (Record Photos by Mauranda Dolle)

Catholic Charities of Louisville Migration and Refugee Services hosted a World Refugee Day celebration at June 20 at St. Ignatius Martyr Church in Okolona. The event featured cultural performance and international food.

World Refugee Day is observed globally June 20 to raise awareness of the plight of refugees.

An artist paints the face of a young girl at the World Refugee Day celebration June 20.
Children were treated to shaved ice treats at the celebration.

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