In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20 to be World Refugee Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.
World Refugee Day is celebrated annually on June 20 to honour the courage and tenacity of refugees all across the world. The United Nations observes this day in memory of all refugees who were compelled to leave their homes. The day hopes to generate compassion and empathy for those living as outcasts in unfamiliar countries. “Hope away from home” is the theme for the World Refugee Day this year. The UN has asked for cooperation in this regard. It has mandated that displaced individuals be given more weight in the global framework for medical care. The day serves as chance to recognise the courage and resilience of refugees as well as the challenges they encounter while trying to find safety and start over in their new lives. The day also serves as a reminder of the need of upholding the rights and respect of marginalised people and fostering compassion and empathy for their struggles. The day intends to advance a more prominent understanding of the displaced person emergency and the experiences of exiles themselves through events, crusades, and various exercises. World Evacuee Day can help by questioning assumptions and misunderstandings about displaced persons and fostering empathy and compassion for their experiences by bringing challenges to light. The origins of World Displaced Person Day can be traced back to the 1951 United Nations General Assembly’s presentation of the show relating to the situation of outcasts. The legal basis for refugees’ protection was established by this convention, together with the definition of a refugee and their associated rights and obligations. The Convention also established the UNHCR to be in charge of managing refugee protection and assistance. In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 20 to be World Refugee Day to mark the 50th anniversary of the Refugee Convention. World Refugee Day was first marked in 2001, and ever since then, it has been observed annually to raise awareness of the suffering of refugees and to highlight the fortitude and strength of refugees in the face of hardship. The day some amid of increasing number of Afghan refugees living in foreign countries. Afghan refugees in Iran and Pakistan constitute the largest and most protracted refugee population under UNHCR’s mandate. Afghan refugees are facing with various challenges in the host countries. In recent weeks, a large number of Afghan refugees have been detained by police in Pakistan. Although with the Islamic Emirate takeover in midAugust 2021 and improvement of overall security in the country, the number of Afghan refugees returning from Pakistan and Iran has increased considerably, there are a big number of Afghans living as refugee in various countries of the world. In its most recent report on refugees, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that the number of refugees in the past one year has reached to nearly 110 million people that have fled because of conflict, persecution, discrimination, violence – often mixed with other factors, in particular the impact of climate change. Samiullah Momand