World Refugee Day

What is World Refugee Day?

World Refugee Day was established by the UN Refugee Agency in 2001 as the 50th anniversary of the 1951 convention on the Status of Refugees. It is held on June 20th every year to honor the resilience and strength of refugees worldwide.

Together we heal, learn, and shine.

The theme for World Refugee Day 2021 is “Together we heal, learn and shine,” and calls for greater inclusion of refugees in health systems, schools, and sports.

Missed our World Refugee Event? Watch the recorded version below:

How Can You Help?

Support a JRS Program

As we celebrate the courage of those who have been forcibly displaced, consider donating to a JRS program. JRS seeks to accompany, serve, and advocate the cause of refugees and other forcibly displaced people, that they may heal, learn, and determine their own future.

Educate and Advocate

Visit our advocacy page to stay up to date on policy changes. You can also sign up for our monthly newsletter & JRS Insider for more in-depth information regularly delivered to your inbox.

Participate in a JRS Event

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