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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day 2024, 2025 and 2026

Since 2001, the UN has held an annual observance every 20 June called “World Refugee Day”. The day is meant to bring public awareness to the difficult situations faced by the millions of refugees scattered across our globe.

202420 JunThuWorld Refugee Day
202520 JunFriWorld Refugee Day
202620 JunSatWorld Refugee Day
Please scroll down to end of page for previous years' dates.

Precursors to World Refugee Day include African Refugee Day, observed since 2000, and World Day of Migrants and Refugees, a Roman Catholic observance still kept every January.

The UN Refugee Agency and numerous governmental and private organisations devoted to assisting refugees come together on World Refugee Day to hold special events that bring awareness to the plight of refugees throughout the world. There are events held in over 100 different countries.

Many flee to other countries or are internally displaced within their own country due to famines, plagues, war, persecution, discrimination, natural disasters like floods and earthquakes, and to escape dire poverty. World Refugee Day is a time when the world focuses on trying to help these people and on reducing the number of people who become refugees in the future.

Previous Years

202320 JunTueWorld Refugee Day
202220 JunMonWorld Refugee Day