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This World Refugee Day, Your Support Is Needed More Than Ever

At mid-2023, an estimated 110 million people around the world were forcibly displaced. According to UNHCR, the main drivers of this forced displacement included the war in Ukraine and conflicts in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar; a combination of drought, floods and insecurity in Somalia; and a prolonged humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Today, 610,000 children are trapped in Rafah with nowhere safe to go. Under current restrictions, there is nowhere people can access the basics needed for them to survive. Forcibly displacing people from Rafah while further disrupting the aid response will likely seal the fate of many children.

Save the Children works tirelessly to provide refugees and those displaced by conflict with lifesaving aid. Our programs aim to improve access to education and quality health care, and protect children from exploitation. For World Refugee Day, you can help refugee children around the world, in the hardest-to-reach places.

6 Questions About World Refugee Day

When is World Refugee Day 2024?

World Refugee Day is held every year on June 20th. This year, World Refugee Day is on Thursday, June 20, 2024.

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When was World Refugee Day established?

World Refugee Day was celebrated for the first time on June 20, 2001. The date commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees.

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Why do we celebrate World Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day brings attention to the ongoing plight of refugees and what can be done to help them.

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What happens on World Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day offers us a chance to raise awareness in our own communities about the conditions endured by millions of refugees every day. Together, we have an opportunity to show how everyone can help make a lasting impact on the lives of refugees in need.

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What is the difference between National Refugee Day, International Refugee Day and World Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day, also referred to as National Refugee Day and International Refugee Day, is a day designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the plight of refugees. World Refugee Day also calls attention to global efforts to protect their human rights.

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How can I make an impact on World Refugee Day?

On World Refugee Day and every day, you can help children by becoming a Save the Children supporter. 

Join our community of passionate supporters by becoming a monthly donor today. Your monthly donation will go toward addressing the needs of children affected by today’s most urgent issues. By joining Team Tomorrow, you can help us create positive, irreversible change faster than ever.

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Other Ways to Help Children on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day and throughout the year, there are so many ways you can help refugee children around the world. 

Support Save the Children’s mission. Donate to help children in the U.S. and around the world grow up healthy, educated and safe.

Join Team Tomorrow
Join Team Tomorrow and your monthly donation will go toward addressing the needs of children affected by today’s most urgent issues. 

Donate a Refugee Basics Bag
Refugee basics bags are filled with essentials like soap, toothpaste, diapers, and women’s hygiene products.


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