World Refugee Day.

World Refugee Day.

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Today is World Refugee Day.

World Refugee Day has been marked on 20 June, ever since the UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.

We Stand #WithRefugees 2016 – Please Stand With Us

The United Nations fixed the day to honour the courage, strength and determination of people who are forced to flee their homeland following conflict, violence and persecution.

 

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