WORLD REFUGEE DAY

 
 
According to United Nations, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are several types of forcibly displaced persons:

Refugees

A refugee is someone who fled his or her home and country owing to “a well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion”, according to the United Nations 1951 Refugee Convention. Many refugees are in exile to escape the effects of natural or human-made disasters.

 

Asylum seekers

Asylum seekers say they are refugees and have fled their homes as refugees do, but their claim to refugee status is not yet definitively evaluated in the country to which they fled.

 

Internally Displaced Persons

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who have not crossed an international border but have moved to a different region than the one they call home within their own country.

 

Stateless Persons

Stateless persons do not have a recognized nationality and do not belong to any country.

Statelessness situations are usually caused by discrimination against certain groups. Their lack of identification — a citizenship certificate — can exclude them from access to important government services, including health care, education or employment.

 

Returnees

Returnees are former refugees who return to their own countries or regions of origin after time in exile. Returnees need continuous support and reintegration assistance to ensure that they can rebuild their lives at home.

[From United Nations]

 

 

 

American Civic Association celebrates the World Refugee Day on every June 20th of the year. For more details, you can contact us in our office hours.

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The American Civic Association has been dedicated to its mission of helping immigrants and refugees and building bridges of understanding between foreign- and native-born communities since 1939. We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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