This World Refugee Day, get to know some of the refugees behind the numbers in our virtual event, streaming live from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 June.
Ahmad Hosseini, 21, was forced to flee his home country of Afghanistan four and a half years ago. Today, he works as a nurse, and has managed to build a new life in Vantaa, Finland. He is one of the faces behind the record high number of people who are forced to flee their homes every year due to war, conflict, and persecution.
This Saturday, 20 June, marks World Refugee Day, a day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees and their resilience around the globe. UNHCR Northern Europe will be joining in the celebrations by screening a video exclusively produced for the occasion that highlights the strength and courage of people, like Ahmad, who have been forced to flee their home.
The video will feature refugees from around the world, like Sabika in Bangladesh, Tarek in Denmark, Najmo in Iceland, and Yasamin in Sweden, amongst many others, as well as provide facts and just issued statistics on the global refugee situation.
The video will be streaming live and in a loop from Friday 19 June at 9:00 CEST until Sunday midnight through UNHCR Northern Europe’s Twitter account (@UNHCR_NE) and YouTube channel (UNHCR Northern Europe). Please join us in celebrating!