World Refugee Day
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Every year on June 20, we mark World Refugee Day to highlight the plight of refugees and to raise awareness about special needs of the displaced.
Every minute 8 people around the world are forced to flee their homes due to war and persecution. No one chooses to be a refugee. Special Envoy Angelina Jolie`s video message for World Refugee Day 2012. #refugees #UNHCR

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie delivers the message: 'No one chooses to be a refugee'

Refugees share food from their home countries with visitors of the Refugee Festival on Střelecký island, Prague, at the occasion of the 2011 World Refugee Day. © UNHCR/K. Struhová/June 2011

Refugees share food from their home countries with visitors of the Refugee Festival on Střelecký island, Prague, at the occasion of the 2011 World Refugee Day. © UNHCR/K.

Screening of the UNHCR/Magnum project "60 Years - 60 Lives", produced for the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Agency, during the SlideLuck PotShow event in Bucharest, being held as part of celebrations to mark World Refugee Day in Romania. © UNHCR/C. Liute/June 2011

Screening of the UNHCR/Magnum project "60 Years - 60 Lives", produced for the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the UN Refugee Agency, during the SlideLuck PotShow event in Bucharest, being held as part of celebrations to mark World Refugee Day in Romania. © UNHCR/C. Liute/June 2011

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M. Várai/2006

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M.

Exhibition of drawings made by refugee children in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov /2010

Exhibition of drawings made by refugee children in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. © UNHCR/B.

Exhibition of drawings made by refugee children in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov /2010

Exhibition of drawings made by refugee children in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. © UNHCR/B.

Refugees and asylum-seekers who took part in a two hour hike to the top of Vitosha Mountain celebrate World Refugee Day by singing and playing instruments. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov/June 2011

Refugees and asylum-seekers who took part in a two hour hike to the top of Vitosha Mountain celebrate World Refugee Day by singing and playing instruments. © UNHCR/B.

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M. Várai/2006

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M.

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M. Várai/2006

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M.

Presentation of a cookbook containing one hundred recipes from refugees living in Bulgaria in Sofia's South Park on 20 June 2010, World Refugee Day. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov/2010

Presentation of a cookbook containing one hundred recipes from refugees living in Bulgaria in Sofia's South Park on 20 June World Refugee Day. © UNHCR/B.

Refugees accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre in Timişoara, Romania, celebrated World Refugee Day at a picnic. © UNHCR/Purici/June 2011

Refugees accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre in Timişoara, Romania, celebrated World Refugee Day at a picnic.

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