The theme for 2021:
Together we heal, learn and shine.
Every year since 2001, June 20 has marked World Refugee Day.
One day a year is not much to acknowledge the strength, courage and resilience that millions of forcibly displaced people demonstrate - whether they are refugees, internally displaced persons or stateless people. June 20 was chosen to be a reminder of this reality.
On this day, a wide range of solidarity events, big and small, are organized around the world. About one hundred countries usually take part in the yearly commemoration. World Refugee Day offers a special opportunity to rally officials, organizations and individuals, well-known or not, to the causes defended by the UN Refugee Agency - including the improvement of the displaced populations’ living conditions. Whenever possible, WRD is also an opportunity to facilitate encounters between displaced people and local populations.
To learn more about World Refugee Day 2021, visit UNHCR's global website.