World Refugee Day 2023 is celebrated all over the world every year. It is observed with a view to paying honor and courage to the men, women, and children who unfortunately needed to leave behind their homeland and everything because of the violence, conflict, or the threat of persecution. The day is so pathetic when one needs to or forced to flee everything he or she has. So the purpose of observing this day is to raise awareness so that no conflict or violation or war will happen in the future and no one will turn out to be a refugee again.
World Refugee Day Date
World Refugee Day date is on 20th June. This day has been celebrating across the globe since 2001. Before this, African people celebrated the day for a long since. The assembly by UN high commission decided that 20th June will be the World Refugee Day. After that, this day was designed by the UN High Commissioner to bring attention widely in all the countries of the world.
World Refugee Day Activities
Some crucial and interesting facts about World Refugee Day are as follows:
- Before celebrating World Refugee Day, many countries and regions were celebrating their own events similar to this day.
- The largest event was organized by Africans which was celebrated on 20th June.
- The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to express its solidarity with Africa on 4th December 2000.
- In 2001, the 50th anniversary of the Refugee day was observed before it becomes World Refugee Day.
- There are currently more than 14 million refugees around the world.
Theme of World Refugee Day 2023
The theme of World Refugee Day 2023 is “Every Action Counts.” Everyone can make a difference, says the world body and it is the responsibility of each one of us to make sure that no one is left behind.
How to Celebrate World Refugee Day?
People all over the world celebrate World Refugee Day with great sorrow as no one wants anyone to become a refugee and go through such a pathetic life. A large number of people around the world pray for those people. They also wish a peaceful and hunger-free world where everyone will have happiness and meaning in life. Many come forward from their own capacity to help others on this day.
Some awareness programs are arranged by different authoritative bodies in different countries. The UN also organizes events, seminars, and programs to find out the solution to eradicating this problem. The key expectation from this day is no one wants to see a person becomes a refugee anymore.
World Refugee Day Quotes Wishes
World Refugee Day 2023 will be observed on Tuesday, June 2023. Look at a wide list of inspirational World Refugee Day Quotes you can share with family & friends
Refugees are not terrorists. They are often the first victims of terrorism. ”– (António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres)
“To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult; it is a badge of strength, courage, and victory. ”– (Tennessee Office for Refugees)
“A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future. ”– (Amela Koluder)
“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land. ”– (Warsan Shire)
“Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day. ”– (Nadia Hashimi)
“No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark. ”– (Warsan Shire)
“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us—except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.”– (Khaled Hosseini)
“We have a legal and moral obligation to protect people fleeing bombs, bullets and tyrants, and throughout history those people have enriched our society. ”– (Juliet Stevenson)
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ”– (Martin Luther King Jr.)
“It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks. ”– (Dina Nayeri)
“How can we scramble away like rats, without honor, without dignity, when everyone must help rebuild the country?”- Thanhha Lai
“Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don’t stop at a nation’s borders.” -Warren Christopher
“They are safe but they are not in their homes. They are city-less. I think it’s just a disaster for everyone.” – Teri Hatcher
“While every refugee’s story is different and their anguish personal, they all share a common thread of uncommon courage – the courage not only to survive but to persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.” -Antonio Guterres
“Displaced societies are of value. Their issues are our issues.” – Cynthia Basinet
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.”-Albert Einstein
“To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult; it is a badge of strength, courage, and victory.”- Tennessee Office for Refugees
Refugees are not terrorists. They are often the first victims of terrorism.”- António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
World Refugee Day 2023 is such a day by which no one can pride. But it is praiseworthy that many are working to create awareness and abolish the problem. On the occasion of this day, we all should hope that the problem will be solved soon.