World Refugee Day is noticed yearly on June 20 to respect and honour the braveness and resilience of refugees internationally. The United Nations observes this present day to honour the refugees who’ve been pressured exterior of their houses. The day goals to construct understanding and empathy for refugees constructing their lives in nations new to them.
In keeping with the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 82.4 million individuals worldwide have been forcibly displaced by the top of 2020 on account of persecution, battle, violence, human rights violations or occasions severely disturbing public order.
In keeping with the newest UNHCR report on pressured displacement, Turkey presently hosts 3.6 million refugees, the most important by a single nation, adopted by Columbia that shelters 1.8 million individuals, together with individuals who fled Venezuela in the previous couple of years.
Historical past of World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day was celebrated for the primary time on June 20, 2001, on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Conference.
Significance of World Refugee Day
The day is noticed world wide to attract consideration to the plight of refugees and mobilise political will and sources to urgently assist the individuals rebuild their lives. The United Nations Common Meeting formally designated June 20 as World Refugee Day in December 2000.
World Refugee Day theme
This yr the theme for World Refugee Day is ‘Collectively we heal, be taught and shine’. The United Nations has acknowledged that the coronavirus illness (Covid-19) pandemic has made it evident that we are able to solely succeed by standing collectively. The UN has known as for the higher inclusion of refugees within the healthcare system internationally.