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A refugee, conventionally speaking, is a person who has lost the protection of his or her country of origin and who cannot or is unwilling to return there due to well-founded fear of persecution. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) if they formally make a claim for asylum. ( From Wikipedia)
World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day is an occasion to build empathy and understanding for their plight and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives. ( From United Nations website)
Some important Quotes About Refugees
“I have mentioned these girls’ stories not in a way to show them as victims, as people who are suffering right now, but also they’re courageous, they’re brave. They’re overcoming these difficulties. So we have a lot to learn from these young girls.” — Malala Yousafzai


“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us — except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.”— Khaled Hosseini


“Refugees are not terrorists. They are often the first victims of terrorism.” 
— António Guterres
“God doesn’t need your good works, but your neighbor does.” — Martin Luther
“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”
— Warsan Shire


“When human lives are endangered, when human dignity is in jeopardy, national borders and sensitivities become irrelevant. Wherever men or women are persecuted because of their race, religion, or political views, that place must — at that moment — become the center of the universe.”— Elie Wiesel


“In a way, the same is true of the immigrants. They have contributed in their way to the flowering of the community, and their individual striving and suffering have remained unknown. Unemployment is not decreased by restricting immigration. For unemployment depends on faulty distribution of work among those capable of work. Immigration increases consumption as much as it does demand on labor. Immigration strengthens not only the internal economy of a sparsely populated country, but also its defensive power.”
— Albert Einstein


“A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future.”— Amela Koluder

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