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World Refugee Day – 20 May

The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
What do people do?
People honor the spirit and courage of millions of refugees worldwide on World Refugee Day. It is a day to recognize the contributions of refugees in their communities. Organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) often get involved in various activities for the day.

To find out more or to get involved visit www.un.org/en/envents/refugeeday/ or www.timeanddate.com/holidays/un/world-refugee-day