World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20 June to honor the courage and strength of refugees around the world. The United Nations observes this day to honor refugees who were forced to stay out of their homes.
This day is celebrated by the United Nations to build understanding and sympathy for refugees in new countries. According to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2020.
The reasons behind the displacement of these people include persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations or incidents that seriously disturb public order. According to a report by the United Nations High Commissioner, there are currently 3.6 million refugees in Turkey, followed by Colombia with 1.8 million people living as refugees.
World Refugee Day was first celebrated on 20 June 2001. The day was celebrated on the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Agreement.
World Refugee Day is celebrated so that these people can get recognition in the world and political will to help them, so that these people can go to other countries and rebuild their lives. The United Nations General Assembly officially marked 20 June as World Refugee Day.
This year the theme of World Refugee Day is ‘Together We Heal, Learn and Shine’. The United Nations said that the corona pandemic has taught us that we can win any battle only by staying together. According to UNHRC data, every minute an average of 20 people in the world are forced to leave their homes due to violence, war, terrorism and natural disasters and other reasons.
According to a UNHRC report, there are a total of three lakh refugees living in India. Rohingya Muslims are the most talked about among them. Let us tell you that there are about 40,000 Rohingyas in the country, out of which only 14,000 have refugee status and the rest are considered illegal infiltrators by the government.