World Refugee Day

Question: World Refugee Day is celebrated on which date?
(a) June 18
(b) June 16
(c) June 20
(d) June 15
Answer: (c)
Related Facts:

  • On June 20, 2018, ‘World Refugee Day’ was celebrated across the world.
  • This day is celebrated for raising awareness of the situation of refugees around the world.
  • Indeed, in the year 2000, the United Nations General Assembly passed the resolution and decided to celebrate this day on June 20 every year from 2001.
  • According to a report by the U.H.C.R. – The UN Refugee Agency, in the year 2017, 68.5 million people were forced to displace their homes all over the world.
  • This displacement occurred as a result of opposition, violence and human rights violations.
  • By the end of 2017 there were approximately 25.4 million refugees worldwide.
  • 40 million people have been internally homeless according to the report; the number of people with Asylum Seekers is approximately 3.1 million.

Reference:
http://www.indiacelebrating.com/events/world-refugee-day/
http://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2018/6/5b222c494/forced-displacement-record-685-million.html
http://www.unhcr.org/news/press/2018/6/5b27c2434/forced-displacement-above-68m-2017-new-global-deal-refugees-critical.html

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