World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20th of June with a aim to support millions of families all over the world who have lost their homes and loved ones because of violence or war.
The day was established by the UN General Assembly for the refugees to honor them for their courage of facing lots of problems after losing homes due to conflict or violence and their contributions to their communities.
It aims to provide an opportunity to all to help the refugees worldwide to rebuild their quality lives through lots of related activities. It is also meant to eliminate all the horrific violence from the countries and community which is the main reason of people’s displacement and formation of refugees.
According to UN estimates, 55% of all the refugees come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Myanmar.
According to the UN report:
• We are now witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
• An unprecedented 68.5 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 25.4 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18.
• There are also an estimated 10 million stateless people who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.