This celebration recalls the strength, perseverance and courage of people around the world who have been forced to leave their homes, fleeing conflict and persecution. We need to show our support to all these families who are victims of this situation, approximately 70.8 million people.
The figure mentioned is considered the highest in recent years, so that the number of refugees, globally, continues to increase. In view of this reality, solidarity is mainly required; what refugees need is, first and foremost, peace. It can be said with certainty that there is humanity in many countries that, despite going through economic, security problems, host refugees. In addition, many people have joined the UNHCR campaign, whose work is more needed than ever.
The agency cited, UNHCR, is the United Nations High Commissioner working to protect and assist refugees around the world. They seek to guarantee certain rights for these persons, including the right to safe asylum in another State. The agency celebrates various activities related to raising awareness and raising awareness of the reality of refugees (playdays, concerts, exhibitions, etc.).
It is crucial to be aware that all people who have fled because of force majeure share the following: on the one hand, an immeasurable fear for his own life and, on the other hand, the fact that none of these people chose to be a refugee. That is why our work of solidarity with refugees must be founded on humanity.
There is no single place of origin, but on the contrary, the forced displaced come from a wide variety of countries, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Somalia or Venezuela. Fleeing the country of origin, for reasons such as those described above, has caused many people to risk their lives and, at worst, even lose it. To save their lives, UNHCR invites you to take another step with refugees.