World Refugee Day celebrated on 20th June

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World Refugee Day celebrated on 20th June

World Refugee Day celebrated on 20th June

World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20th June to honor refugees all over the world. World Refugee Day was first celebrated on 20 June 2001.

Importance

  • According to a United Nations report, 20 people are forced to flee their homes every 1 minute to avoid terror, war and conflict. As of the end of 2019, the estimated number of people who are forcibly displaced in the world is approximately 5 million.
  • Despite many problems, the courage shown by refugees around the world and their resilience to their struggle is being celebrated on 20th June to further strengthen them and make them realize that they will not only survive, but also live their lives. You will also be successful in the direction of achieving rights and dreams.
  • Simultaneously, governments around the world are made to realize their duties on this date to protect and support refugees.
  • Apart from conflicts and terror, there are many refugees in the world today who were forced to leave their homes due to natural calamities like tsunamis, earthquakes, floods etc.

Refugees statistics:

  • According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in the year 2019, 68% of refugees worldwide are from Syria (6.6 million), Venezuela (3.7 million), Afghanistan (2.7 million), South Sudan (2.2 million) and Myanmar (1.1 million).
  • As of 2019, out of a total of 5 million refugees worldwide, 26 million are under the age of 18.

Source: The Hindu

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