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World Refugee Day 2023: Theme, History

World Refugee Day 2023: Theme, History – Every year, World Refugee Day is observed on June 20th across the world. this day commemorates the obstacles refugees – people who have been displaced from their homes and countries of origin because of persecution, conflicts, terrorism and disasters – face each year.

  • World Refugee Day also highlights their courage and strength.

World Refugee Day 2023: Theme

  • In 2023, the theme is “Hope away from home”. 
  • The theme of World Refugee Day 2022 has not been released and last year, the theme of World Refugee Day was “Together we heal, learn and shine”, highlighting the basic needs of displaced people, such as healthcare, nutrition and education.
2021Together we heal, learn and shine
2020Every Action Counts
2019#StepWithRefugees — Take A Step on World Refugee Day
2018Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees
2017Embracing Refugees to celebrate our Common Humanity.
2016We stand together with refugees
2015With courage let us all combine

World Refugee Day 2023: History

  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the day of June 20 to observe as World Refugee Day and adopted Resolution 55/76, on December 4, 2000.
  • On June 20, 2001, World Refugee Day was celebrated for the first time in history.
  • It also marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention which talks about the protection of refugees.

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