2024 DSM World Refugee Day


Des Moines, IA  All are welcome and invited to come join in the recognition and celebration of the upcoming 2024 Des Moines World Refugee Day!  

This will be the 11th year for the Des Moines World Refugee Day celebration. Originally designated by the United Nations, on June 20th of each year the world recognizes the journeys refugees make to come to their new homes and the large positive impact refugees and immigrants bring to their new communities.  

This event offers cultural performing artists from around the world, free food samples from many local refugee and immigrant owned restaurants and businesses, the highly anticipated Cup of All Nations Soccer Tournament, and a community resource fair with lots of children’s activities! 100% free to attend, all are welcome, with free transit being provided by DART all day with the use of the WRD QR code.  


WHAT: 2024 DSM World Refugee Day Celebration 

WHERE: 4801 Franklin Ave 

Des Moines, IA, 50311


WHEN: Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

12:00pm – 4:00pm 





About Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa

RACI is a voluntary membership network of service providers, government agencies, religious groups, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions that work together to better serve the needs of the growing refugee population in central Iowa.  We provide targeted assistance in the areas of health, housing, transportation, interpretation, education, legal along with advocacy at the federal, state, and local government levels.  

Mission: To increase awareness of and access to services, resources and programs so that refugees receive the maximum benefit as they resettle and become participatory citizens in central Iowa.

Vision: To assure a welcoming community for refugees in which they have an equal opportunity to achieve individual growth and prosperity and to fully participate in civic and cultural life.

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