If you get a chance, take time out to learn more about a refugee community in your city or state and see where they've made progress and where they could still use a hand. There are more than 16 million refugees around the world. The US is home to only a few of them, much to many people's surprise.
Next year, 2011, is the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Convention on Refugees, which is the key legal document in defining who is a refugee, their rights and the legal obligations of states. We've come a long way, but there's still a long way to go!