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World Refugee Day 2021 Theme, Significance, history & more

World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. 

Each year, the World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20 to acknowledge the courage of people who were forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

World Refugee Day 2021 theme

Together we heal, learn and shine

World Refugee Day significance

World Refugee Day throws a light on the rights, needs and dreams of refugees, helping to mobilize resources so refugees cannot only survive but also thrive. While it is important to protect and improve the lives of refugees every single day, international days like World Refugee Day help to focus global attention on the plight of those fleeing conflict or persecution. Many activities held on World Refugee Day create opportunities to support refugees.

World Refugee Day History

World Refugee Day falls each year on June 20 and is dedicated to refugees around the globe. In its first, the World Refugee Day was held globally for on June 20, 2001, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It was originally known as Africa Refugee Day, before the United Nations General Assembly officially designated it as an international day in December 2000.

World Refugee Day celebrations

Each year, World Refugee Day is marked with celebrations that come along with a variety of events in many countries in support of refugees. These activities are led by or involve refugees themselves, government officials, host communities, companies, celebrities, school children and the general public, among others. 

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