Together, we can champion their right to seek safety, build support for their economic and social inclusion, and advocate for solutions to their plight.
What is World Refugee Day?
Each year on June 20th, the world celebrates World Refugee Day, the international day to honour people who have been forced to flee.
Who is a refugee?
Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country.Refugees are defined and protected in international law. The 1951 Refugee Convention is a key legal document and defines a refugee as: “someone who is unable or unwilling to return to their country of origin owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.”