On This Day 15 Years Ago – World Refugee Day was Initiated!

On 20th June 2001 World Refugee Day was first initiated in 2001 to commemorate the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees. It marks a time when we honour those who face daily challenges and threats we can barely fathom. There are 4.8 million registered Syrian refugees, displaced by violence and civil unrest, between 2 and 3 million are children who aren’t in education, and over 3,500 migrants who died attempting to cross the Mediterranean last year alone. Unimaginable numbers, people who are so much more than a statistic in an article. Read more […]

World Refugee Day 2016 - human rights don't apply here!
World Refugee Day 2016 – human rights don’t apply here!

Refugees International says: World Refugee Day 2016: Recommitting to Basic Humanitarian Principles!

The Telegraph says: World Refugee Day: which images make you stop and think?

The UNHCR says:  Will you stand #WithRefugees? Pledge your support!

The White House issues a Statement by the President on World Refugee Day (2016)

Oxfam says: Stand as one with people forced to flee

The EESC says: On World Refugee Day, the EESC calls for a rights-based approach in the EU

The Parliament Magazine says: World Refugee Day: EU member states must maintain their position as the champions of refugee protection

The BBC News reports that: Refugees at highest ever level, reaching 65m, says UN

Vatican Radio reports that the JRS have a theme on World Refugee Day: ‘Open Minds, Unlock Potential’

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