World Refugee Day is observed on 20 June with the theme #StepWithRefugees Take A Step on World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. The day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. The theme for 2019 World Refugee day is #StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day. The theme expects communities, schools, businesses, faith groups and people from all walks of life should take big and small steps in solidarity with refugees.
Refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.


The United Nations General Assembly decided that from 2000, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. The General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
Prior to 2000, the African Refugee Day had been formally celebrated in several countries. The Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to decision of UN to observe the International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR):

Formed on: 14 December 1950
Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland
High Commissioner for Refugees: Filippo Grandi
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations programme. It aim to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assist in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.

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