The UNHCR Office and a number of organisations around Cyprus will be marking this year’s World Refugee Day with a number of dedicated events and activities in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol.
Every year on 20 June, World Refugee Day, we are reminded of the need to honour refugee lives and the daily struggles faced by those forced to flee their homes. As wars and civil conflicts multiply, so do the numbers of families who are forced to flee. With more than 65 million displaced people all over the world, half of whom are women and children, the role of communities is more important than ever in supporting refugees, and ensuring their inclusion in the new host societies.
As governments consider a better way to manage refugee crises, the global #WithRefugees Campaign is mobilizing global public action, innovation and solidarity towards refugees. Launched by UNHCR two years ago, the campaign will continue until a global compact on refugees is agreed in 2018. By joining together in global solidarity, we can all make a difference for families forced to flee. Every part of society has a role to play. Each of us can do our part to express solidarity with refugees.
Show your support and stand #WithRefugees by signing the petition and asking decision-makers to ensure that all refugees should have a safe place to live, get an education and be able to work to support their families. Now more than ever, we need to stand #WithRefugees. Please stand with us. Sign the Petition today.
The UNHCR Office and a number of organisations around Cyprus will be marking this year’s World Refugee Day with a number of dedicated events and activities in Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol starting on Sunday 17 June, and concluding on Saturday 30 June.
Join us in the events and spread the word!
Events around Cyprus on the occasion of World Refugee Day 2018:
Sunday 17 June in Limassol
Wednesday 20 June, in Nicosia
Thursday 21 June, in Larnaca
Friday 22 June, in Nicosia
Friday 29 June, in Nicosia
Saturday 30 June, in Larnaca