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World Refugee Day 2024

World Refugee Day 2024:

World Refugee Day is annually celebrated globally on June 20th.

  • World Refugee day is dedicated to the millions of people who have been forced to escape their homes due to war, persecution, or natural catastrophes.
  • The first ever World Refugee Day was celebrated on June 20, 2001, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
  • The day was earlier recognized as Africa Refugee Day, and later in December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) officially declared it an International Day for Refugees.
  • The theme of World Refugee Day 2024 is ‘For a World Where Refugees Are Welcomed.’
  • According to the 1951 Refugee Convention, a person is considered a refugee if they are unable to return to their homeland because they have a legitimate fear of being harmed because of their race, religion, involvement in a social group, or differing political opinions.