What does Refugee Day mean?

What is the meaning of Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day is observed every year on June 20, by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.

Why do we celebrate the Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 to respect and honour the courage and resilience of refugees across the globe. The United Nations designated the day to celebrate the strength and courage of people forced to flee their homes and countries to escape conflict or persecution.

What do you do on World Refugee Day?

Show support for families forced to flee and stand with refugees. Celebrate World Refugee Day by holding your own event with your colleagues, family, friends or neighbours in June. Come together over a breakfast, morning tea or an event of your choice and help empower refugees to build a better future.

What is a refugee 2020?

According to the UN Refugee Convention, the definition of a refugee is someone who: ‘owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such …

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What is World Refugee Year?

At the suggestion of two young Britishers, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution designating the year end- ing in June, 1960, as World Refugee Year.

Is there a refugee crisis?

There are now more than 82 million refugees and displaced people around the world. The International Rescue Committee is providing relief to millions in war zones and other countries in crisis; in Europe, where refugees continue to seek safety; and in our 20+ resettlement offices in the United States.

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