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Monday, June 20, 2011

World's Refugee Day


World Refugee Day, is observed on June 20 each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world.

World Refugee Day History
For years, many nations and districts have been holding their own events parallel to World Refugee Day. One of the most extensive proceedings is Africa Refugee Day, which is notable on June 20 in many countries. The UN General Assembly espoused a decree to state its solidarity with Africa on December 4, 2000. The decree noted that 2001 was the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention connecting to the position of refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) decided to have International Refugee Day happen together with Africa Refugee Day on June 20. The Assembly consequently decided that June 20 would be observed as World Refugee Day from 2001 onwards. This day was chosen by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to bring concentration to the dilemma of around 14 million refugees round the world.

The UN Refugee Agency's (UNCHR) emblem is frequently connected with the day. The colors used are either white on a blue backdrop or blue on white backdrop. The logo comprises olive twigs that.

Campaign: '1 is too many'
UNHCR has developed the "1 is too many" campaign concept reflecting on its goals to recognize and strengthen global protection. 
The ‘1 Campaign’ concentrates on the central tag line, ‘1 refugee without hope, is too many’ and a portfolio of other taglines;
1 family forced to flee is too many; 
1 refugee without hope is too many; 
1 refugee returned to danger is too many; 
1 refugee longing for home is too many;
1 child without a nationality is too many;
1 family without shelter is too many;
1 refugee denied a safe haven is too many;
1 child growing up in a camp is too many;
1 family torn apart by war is too many;
1 girl raped at gunpoint is too many;
1 refugee child behind bars is too many;
1 refugee without schooling is too many;



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