World Refugee Day was launched by the United Nations in 2001 and is observed on June 20 every year. This day is the opportunity to pay a special tribute to the strength and determination of over 60 million people worldwide who are forced to flee their home, but also to celebrate the contributions they bring to their host communities. It is the occasion to acknowledge, support and emphasise the particular challenges refugees face.
How do we #StandWithRefugees? Tens of thousands of people around the world participate in organizing artistic, educational and sociocultural events on World Refugee Day. This can be a small gesture or a huge public event, but every initiative that takes time to honor the spirit and courage of refugees on Word Refugee Day is meaningful.