“Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere.”
~ Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations ~
Refugees are taken as the asset and strength of the country and not as the burden. They are survivors and should get proper help and timely support. It is very necessary to draw people’s attention towards refugee’s conditions in order to alleviate their burdens.
For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own events similar to the World Refugee Day. One of the most widespread events is the Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on June 20 in many countries. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in order to express its solidarity with Africa on December 4, 2000.
World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20th of June in order to support millions of families all over the world who have lost their homes and dear ones due to violence and/or armed conflicts. The day was established by the General Assembly of United Nations for the refugees to honor them for their courage to stay strong despite of their many problems including losing their homes and highlight their many potential contributions to their communities. World Refugee Day celebration provides an opportunity to all to help the refugees worldwide to rebuild their quality lives through lots of related activities.
We, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), join other organisation on this day in the mission of recognising and appreciating refugees from all around the globe. We extend our support and respect to their strength to uphold against their suffering and carry on despite of all their difficulties. We advocate to the public sector and other stakeholders to join us in global effort of protecting all refugees around the World.
On this World Refugee Day, let us remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee from their homes as a result of conflict and persecution.
Happy Refugee Day!