June 20 2015: International Refugee Day. Watch videos from world celebraties
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days and even Weeks. One of the most widespread is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on 20 June in several countries.

The UN General Assembly, on 4 December 2000, adopted resolution 55/76 where it noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, and that the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to have International Refugee Day coincide with Africa Refugee Day on 20 June.

This year, Over twenty celebrities from around the world have released a series of 30 second videos supporting refugees as part of a coordinated campaign for this year's World Refugee Day.

Source: The UN website

Photo: Wafa and Tuma, members of the Surrey Immigrant Advisory Roundtable hosted a Surrey LIP booth at City Hall to raise awareness on refugee issues in Surrey (June 19 2015)