NEW BERLIN, NY – Greek yogurt manufacturer Chobani announced it will host a World Refugee Forum to urge for humanitarian support and employment opportunities for refugees in the US and abroad.

The forum, a virtual event scheduled for Aug. 10 at 1 p.m. EST, will focus on the challenges facing Afghans and Ukrainians, as well as other refugees.

Chobani shared that it hopes through the forum to both inspire companies to hire refugees and drum up support for non-government organizations that provide humanitarian relief. The forum will bring together advocates, policymakers and humanitarian agencies, and plans to also examine the global food crisis.

Chobani founder and chief executive officer Hamdi Ulukaya, who arrived in the US as an immigrant, called refugees a testament to the power of the human spirit.

"I am grateful that so many people are now paying attention to the refugee crisis, and we cannot let this moment pass without change,” Ulukaya said. “It is critical that we make sure our words translate into action, and that we work together on concrete solutions."

Ulukaya's foundation, the Tent Partnership for Refugees, is a global business network of 250 companies that integrates refugees through jobs and training. He will be among the featured speakers at the forum, along with Reps. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) and Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Citi vice chairman Jay Collins and Razom president Dora Chomiak. Chobani stated that more speakers will be announced in the days leading up to the forum.

The virtual event will be free and open to the public. People can register to view the forum online at Chobani’s website.