World Refugee Day

Over the years, various countries and regions celebrated their own memorable days or even weeks dedicated to refugees. One of the most famous is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated in several countries on June 20.

In 2001, the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a special resolution — an expression of solidarity with Africa, where there is a large number of refugees, and which traditionally takes him to his generosity. According to this resolution, the General Assembly, in 2001 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees of 1951. Then, the Organization of African Unity (OAU) had agreed to the World Refugee Day (World Refugee Day) was celebrated simultaneously with Africa Refugee Day — June 20.

currently on the planet were about 20 million refugees and 25 million internally displaced persons. According to the Information Department of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation, the majority of refugees are in Africa, in the area of ??the Afghan conflict in the Balkans. All this makes the problem of refugees of one of the most critical in the modern world.

International community to consolidate its efforts to alleviate the plight of these people. Founded in 1950, the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is the central international agency in their efforts to solve this problem.

Russian Federation, to the extent possible, at the international level contributes in solving the problems associated with refugees. Russia cooperated with the UNHCR and for assistance to internally displaced persons, on internal migration in Russia is facing directly. Russian Foreign Ministry also notes that cooperation brings concrete and tangible results.