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Global Community 5k

To Benefit Oxfam International and theRefugee Resettlement Program of Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

The 2013 Global Community 5k Walk/Run will be held on October 27th at Onondaga Lake Park in Liverpool, NY.

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3 million refugees are expected to flee Syria by the end of the year.


  • Thousands of people flee Syria daily; in February 2013 8,275 people fled per day
  • Over 1.6 million refugees in neighboring nations
  • The average refugee has already spent 106 days and nights in exile with little hope of returning
  • Over half of all Syrian refugees are children
  • In Lebanon, only 2% of Syrian refugee children of secondaryschooling are enrolled in education

A Global Community; A Local Effort: Refugees in SyracuseSyracuse

  • The average refugee spends 17 years in a refugee camp before being settled in another country
  • On average, Onondaga County resettles 20% of New York State’s refugee population every year.
  • Over 7,000 refugees have resettled in Syracuse since 2001
  • Almost all child refugees have never had formal schooling