World Refugee Day 2022

WORLD REFUGEE DAY – 20 JUNE

WHOEVER, WHEREVER, WHENEVER

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WHOEVER, WHEREVER, WHENEVER

EVERYONE HAS THE
RIGHT 
TO SEEK SAFETY

Each year on June 20, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This year, the focus will be on the right to seek safety.

Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

WHOEVER

Whoever they are, people forced to flee should be treated with dignity. Anyone can seek protection, regardless of who they are or what they believe. It is non-negotiable: seeking safety is a human right.

WHEREVER

Wherever they come from, people forced to flee should be welcomed. Refugees come from all over the globe. To get out of harm’s way, they might take a plane, a boat, or travel on foot. What remains universal is the right to seek safety.

WHENEVER

Whenever people are forced to flee, they have a right to be protected. Whatever the threat – war, violence, persecution – everyone deserves protection. Everyone has a right to be safe.

What does seeking safety mean?

On World Refugee Day, honoring those who step up to help in Israel

 

Local Eritrean community in Petah Tikvah runs residential apartment for Eritrean asylum seekers suffering from mental health issues who might otherwise face homelessness

Get involved in World Refugee Day

Each year, World Refugee Day is marked by a variety of events in many countries around the globe in support of refugees. These activities are led by or involve refugees themselves, government officials, host communities, companies, celebrities, school children and the general public, among others. Read our World Refugee Day Live Blog to discover some of the activities that took place in 2021.

BOOK LAUNCH

Going Far

Young Eritrean women recount their journey from Africa to Israel

Presented by UNHCR and the Bialik Rogozin School in Tel Aviv

Location: Bialik Rogozin Campus Moledet 2, Tel Aviv
Date: 16 June 2022, 18:00 – 19:30

Read More: World Refugee Day 2022 Book launch

PHOTO EXHIBIT

Be Free

Photography by the South-Sudanese asylum seeker artist Emmanuel Lam

Presented by Hotline for Migrant Workers, Elifelet, ARDC, and UNHCR

Location: Dizengoff Center, Brurya Bridge

Date: 20 June 2022, 18:00

Exhibit closes on July 4

CULTURAL EVENT

Annual International Refugee Day Celebration 

Jerusalem African Community Center

Location: Abraham Hostel, Jerusalem, HaNeviim 67
Date: 23 June 2022, 19:30

“Throughout this challenging time, we have…seen a connectedness that transcends borders. Ordinary people have stepped up to help. Host communities…have continued to demonstrate a remarkable welcome.”

–Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees