World Refugee Day (20 June) History, Significance, Theme and Observation

World Refugee Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Refugee Day (विश्व शरणार्थी दिवस)
Event Date20 / June
Event Started20 June 2000
Event LevelInternational
Observed byUnited Nations

World Refugee Day Brief

World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20 June all over the world. This day is celebrated to raise Awareness of the situation of refugees around the world.

World Refugee Day History

Many countries celebrate Refugee Day on different dates. The most important of these is Africa Refugee Day, which has been celebrated every year on 20 June. In December 2000, the United Nations decided to celebrate Africa Refugee Day, ie 20 June, as World Refugee Day every year.

World Refugee Day is being celebrated every year by the United Nations on 20 June since 2001. The main reason for celebrating this day is to spread awareness among the people that no person is invalid, no matter what country he belongs to. Keeping the spirit of unity and coordination, we should give recognition to all.

Every year millions of citizens from Myanmar, Libya, Syria, Afghanistan, Malaysia, Greece and most African countries seek refuge in other countries. UNHCR, a United Nations organization, assists refugees.

World Refugee Day Objective

World Refugee Day is observed every year on 20 June to express respect for the courage, strength and determination of those who are forced to flee their country due to the challenges of persecution, conflict and violence. This day is celebrated to draw attention to the plight of refugees and to solve refugee problems.

How to celebrate World Refugee Day

Many international organizations and voluntary organizations (NGOs) organize many activities on this occasion. The prominent names in this are:-  Rescue Committee (IRC) and Amnesty International.

World Refugee Day Theme(s)

  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2022: - "Whoever, Whatever, Whenever"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2021: - "Together we heal, learn and shine"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2020: - "Right to Seek Safety"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2019: - "Global Compact on Refugees"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2018: - "Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2017: - "Embracing Refugees to Celebrate our Common Humanity"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day 2016: - "We Stand Together with Refugees"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day 2015: - "With Courage, Let Us All Combine"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2014: - "Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2013: - "Take One Minute to Support a Family Forced to Flee"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2012: - "One Family Torn Apart by War Is Too Many"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2011: - "One Refugee without Hope Is Too Many"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day 2010: - "One Refugee Forced to Flee Is Too Many"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2009: - "Home"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2008: - "Protection"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2007: - "Perseverance"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2006: - "Hope"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2005: - "Courage"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2004: - "Courage"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2003: - "Refugee Youth: Building the Future"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in 2002: - "Tolerance"
  • Theme of World Refugee Day in the year 2001: - "Respect"

More info about World Refugee Day

Following are the activities on the day of World Refugee Day:

  • To assess the situation in refugee sites.
  • Screening of films related to refugees and their problems.
  • Protest for the freedom of refugees who have been arrested for some reason.
  • To organize rallies to provide proper medical facilities and moral support to the incarcerated refugees.
  • World Refugee Day is a day to make the world aware of the sorrows and sufferings of refugees around the world.

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Day Event Name - Event Level
01 JuneInternational Child Protection Day - International
01 JuneWorld Milk Day - International
05 JuneWorld Environment Day - International
08 JuneWorld Ocean Day - International
08 JuneWorld Brain Tumor Day - International
10 JuneWorld Eye donation Day - International
12 JuneWorld Child Labor Prohibition Day - International
14 JuneWorld Blood Donation Day - International
17 JuneWorld Desert and Drought Prevention Day - International
18 JuneInternational Picnic Day - International
18 JuneGoa Revolution Day - National
19 JuneWorld Ethnic Day - International
20 JuneWorld Refugee Day - International
21 JuneInternational Yoga Day - International
21 JuneWorld Music Day - International
23 JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day - International
23 JuneInternational Widows Day - International
26 JuneInternational Drug and Drug Abuse Day - International
29 JuneNational Statistics Day - National
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