World Refugee Day 2021

Together we can achieve anything

Together we can achieve anything

Conflict and persecution have forced more than 80 million people around the world to flee their homes.

This World Refugee Day, we call on communities and governments to include them – in health care, education and sport.

Only by working together can we recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Together we heal, learn and shine.

World Refugee Day 2021

We are celebrating the contributions that people forced to flee their homes are making to our communities and our countries.

COVID-19 has put a strain on health care, schools and our communities. We have all had to do our part to keep each other safe and, despite the challenges, refugees and displaced people have stepped up.

Refugees step up for their communities. It’s time we step up for them. Find out how you can get involved below.

World Refugee Day Assets


Download and share to show that you stand with refugees. 


We need everyone to step up and call for refugee inclusion. Pick a placard and post to your social media, showing that you support people forced to flee their homes.

Be Inspired

“We all have a role to play. Refugees are an important part of the response, and I’m able to provide a different perspective thanks to my pharmacy training.”

Salam Al-Hariri, 26, is a Syrian refugee, mother, and trainee pharmacist in Amman. After graduating as a DAFI scholar from the University of Jordan in 2018, she is training at a local pharmacy and has become an important bridge between the Syrian community and the healthcare system.

During the coronavirus crisis, she posts videos on Instagram answering healthcare questions from the community and her pharmacy delivers medicine to the most vulnerable.

Attend a World Refugee Day event

Photo exhibition "Together we..."

Location: Maydan Nezalezhnosti, Kyiv
Date: 18 June 2021 (10 am)

List of events by UNHCR and partners around Ukraine

“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

We work together with our partner organizations every day to build better futures.

Many things stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic but conflicts continued and we kept working. Refugees have been a vital part of our work, volunteering, treating, helping where possible.