Tuesday, 19 June 2018

World Refugee Day June 20th, 2018

June 20th is the United Nations World Refugee Day. UN statistics for 2016 had 65.6 million people as displaced both internally and to other countries, with the full report providing further detail. The Australia Refugee Council has Australian statistics around our national involvement and also the Australian Federal Government  website has national policy and details.

The United Nations official page states:

In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees. To do this, the UN Refugee Agency launched the #WithRefugees petition in June 2016 to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees. On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

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