World Refugee Day #20 June 2022

What is World 🌍 Refugee Day ?

Every year, World Refugee Day is observed on June 20, 2022. This day is dedicated to refugees all over the world. It throws light on the difficulties faced by refugees who have been displaced from the places they belong, like their countries and homes, due to certain issues.

Announcement Year 📢

The idea 💡 of World Refugee Day was given in year 2000

Starting Year 🗓️

World Refugee Day started Celebrating on 20 June 2001

Who is a Refugee !

A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters

Role of UN

1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol
Refugees are among the most vulnerable people in the world. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help protect them. They are the only global legal instruments explicitly covering the most important aspects of a refugee’s life. According to their provisions, refugees deserve, as a minimum, the same standards of treatment enjoyed by other foreign nationals in a given country and, in many cases, the same treatment as nationals.

The 1951 Convention contains a number of rights and also highlights the obligations of refugees towards their host country. The cornerstone of the 1951 Convention is the principle of non-refoulement. According to this principle, a refugee should not be returned to a country where he or she faces serious threats to his or her life or freedom. This protection may not be claimed by refugees who are reasonably regarded as a danger to the security of the country, or having been convicted of a particularly serious crime, are considered a danger to the community.

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