World Refugee Day 2021: The World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20 each year to raise awareness of the conditions and problems of the refugees in their lives. This day is an opportunity to show worldwide that we are all together with refugees.
This is an annual event that takes place every year on the same day. 2019, organized by the United Nations Refugee Agency, is in its 19th year. It should affirm that the world supports and supports refugees. The event aims to raise awareness of the global responsibilities of refugees.
The World Refugee Day recognizes the strength and courage of refugees and promotes public awareness and support for refugees fleeing their country of origin due to conflict or disasters, of course.
Refugees are vulnerable and in need and are often misunderstood and betrayed. Often they have very little or nothing of their property and little to eat.
Often they have to leave their homes with nothing or with what they can carry. They suffer from cold, hunger, trauma, despair, illness, violence and loss. The awareness day is designed to help the public understand the refugees and get help and support.
Governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world are working tirelessly to help refugees. However, as every refugee becomes a refugee every day, support and awareness need to be further developed to ensure the treatment of refugees is just and nourished rather than neglected or avoided, and resettlement and refugee World Refugee Day highlights all this. And now the petition “With Refugees” is launched, which shows the needs and potential rights of refugees.
Who are the Refugees?
Refugees are people who have to leave their homes because of war or violence. They are always afraid of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or belonging to a particular social group.
We can say that they cannot go home or that they have always feared it. The main reason why refugees leave their homes is war, ethnic, tribal and religious conflicts.
It is also noted that two-thirds of all refugees worldwide come from only five countries, namely Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia.
The word refugee comes from the refuge, meaning “to be safe from persecution, danger or difficulty”. The global refugee definition has been recognized in the Geneva Convention.
History of World Refugee Day
To commemorate the World Refugee, the United Nations General Assembly declared on 4 December 2000 Resolution 55/76. Since 2001, the event began to celebrate.
The World Refugee Day celebration in 2001 was commemorated by the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the 1951 Convention Refugee Status. In different countries, it is celebrated on different dates and days.
Why is World Refugee Day celebrated?
This day is celebrated every year on June 20 to help millions of families who leave their homes for charity or other reasons and have loved ones. This day also offers the opportunity to help refugees around the world to live a life worth living through various activities.
Many agencies and government agencies also offer a range of life-saving relief, security and protection measures. They provide tents, shelters, and several rescue services and so on.
The main purpose of this day is to make the public aware of the exchange of experiences and stories of refugees. It also reminds people of the failure of an international community or the internal conflicts caused by people forced to leave their homes.
We can not ignore the fact that UNHCR has taken great steps to help refugees. Similarly, governments and other private organizations should meet on a national or regional basis to support and monitor the situation of refugees.
How to celebrate World Refugee Day?
World Refugee Day is celebrated by organizing various related activities around the world to raise awareness of society and illuminate the issues that contribute to the refugee situation in society.
Some of the activities include:
The participants of the event protest against the imprisonment of migrants and asylum seekers.
The true stories of refugees are projected in the form of a film about their way of life.
Members of the association support refugees morally by meeting them in jail.
Ask government organizations for better management of asylum seekers.
The outreach activities are conducted by celebrities, helpers, civilians and other famous groups to make more impact.
People living in the community are encouraged to participate in the celebration of the event through social media.
Refugee camps are organized to solve their problems by distributing shelters, necessities, tents, plastic sheets, blankets and more.
They are also available with free clinics, schools, water resources, etc. to support her mentally and physically.
Discussions and activities are organized in schools and colleges.
The theme of World Refugee Day
The annual celebration of World Refugee Day is based on the particular theme of the year to effectively lead the campaign. Some of the themes of the year are mentioned below:
- The theme of 2019 is “#StepWithRefugees – Take a step on World Refugee Day”.
- The theme of 2018 was “Now more than ever, we must defend refugees”.
- The theme for 2017 was “Embracing refugees to celebrate our common humanity”.
- The theme for 2016 was “We stand in solidarity with refugees”.
- The theme of 2015 was “Let us all be brave”.
- The theme of 2014 was “Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World”.
- The theme of 2013 was “Take a minute to support a family forced to flee”.
- The theme of 2012 was “A war-torn family is too much”.
- The theme of 2011 was “1 hopeless refugee, it’s too much.”
- The theme of 2010 was “1 refugee forced to flee, it’s too much”.
- The 2009 theme was “Home”.
- The theme for 2008 was “Protection”.
- The 2007 theme was “Perseverance”.
- The 2006 theme was “Hope”.
- The 2005 theme was “Courage”.
- The 2004 theme was “Courage”.
- The 2003 theme was “Refugee Youth: Building the Future”.
- The 2002 theme was “Tolerance”.
- The 2001 theme was “Respect”.
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