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World Refugee Day 2017

On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.

Therefore, June 20 is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees and is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

Held every year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

Each year on June 20 the United Nations, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and countless civic groups around the world host World Refugee Day events in order to draw the public's attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution.

In a world where one in every 113 people have been forced to flee their homes because of war or persecution it’s vital we demonstrate the global public stands #WithRefugees campaign.

Please stand #WithRefugees today (source: unhcr.org).

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