World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives. The focus of World Refugee Day 2022 is the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety.
Visit the United Nations High Commission on Refugees website to find out how countries around the globe celebrate World Refugee Day this year by selecting a country from the drop-down menu.
Download this information sheet from the UNHCR.
2022 WorldRef Day