World Refugee Day
World Refugee Day is an international day as designated and observed by the the United Nations on 20 June to recognize the strength and courage of the estimated 100 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their home country to escape persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations and events seriously disturbing public order.
The health and safety of refugees everywhere must be addressed and this entails attending to their immediate needs as well as helping countries build health systems that are sensitive to the reality of life for refugees, such as cultural and linguistic barriers.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with other agencies such as the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) have come together to improve the living standards and support the socio-economic inclusion of refugees and asylum-seekers and vulnerable migrants, including young people on the move.
This partnership aims to achieve this objective by enhancing access to services including access to quality education, increased economic opportunities and skills, while mainstreaming related protection services and interventions for refugees, asylum-seekers and vulnerable migrants.