The advent of World War Two brings heightened awareness to global interconnectedness and the challenges faced by forcibly displaced people.
Events in San Diego
Events in United States
Jewish Family Services
Establishes its location in San Diego. In postwar efforts, they expand and shift their focus to family strengthening and counseling. In the 1980’s, it partners with Hebrew International Aid Society to aid refugees in resettlement in San Diego.
The world’s longest running civil war, still ongoing in 2020, begins over the ethnic conflicts in Burma (Myanmar).
The Israeli Declaration of Independence is issued on May 14, 1948, marking the beginning of the Palestinian-Israeli war and ongoing conflict over the disputed land.
Creation of UNRWA
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East is created to support in relief and human development of Palestinian refugees. The UNRWA definition of “refugee” covers Palestinians who are fleeing or being expelled from their homes during the 1948 Palestine War.