Refugees as assets to their new countries
UNHRC commemorates yet another World Refugee Day (June 20), to honour the courage and resilience of the 103 million individuals who have endured forced displacement due to conflicts and unrest worldwide.
Who is a refugee?
- Forced to flee- A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war or violence.
- Fear of persecution- A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.
- Leading causes- War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are leading causes of refugees fleeing their countries.