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WORLD REFUGEE DAY, HELD ON JUNE 20, CELEBRATES THE LIVES AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF REFUGEES EVERYWHERE.

Established in 2000 by the United Nations General Assembly, World Refugee Day was first celebrated in 2001. The date of June 20 was chosen to coincide with Africa Refugee Day. Each year, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) selects a theme and coordinates events across the globe.

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