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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.

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Guinean musician Sekou Kouyate plays the kora, ancient instrument from West Africa, at the opening evening of the Festival of Migrant film taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia between 18 and 22 June to mark World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day, Central Europe, West Africa, Slovenia, Plays, Musicals, June, Film, Games

World Refugee Day 2012 in Central Europe

Guinean musician Sekou Kouyate plays the kora, ancient instrument from West Africa, at the opening evening of the Festival of Migrant film taking place in Ljubljana, Slovenia between 18 and 22 June to mark World Refugee Day. © K. Brezočnik

Children visiting RefuFest, a festival offering its visitors a cross-cultural experience with programming that reflects the diverse make up of people living in the Czech Republic, play board games. © UNHCR/K. World Refugee Day, Cultural Experience, Special Needs, Czech Republic, Programming, Board Games, This Is Us, Playing Cards, Children

Children visiting RefuFest, a festival offering its visitors a cross-cultural experience with programming that reflects the diverse make up of people living in the Czech Republic, play board games. © UNHCR/K. Machova

Drawings showing the response of school children to hearing refugee stories. Refugee Stories, World Refugee Day, Syrian Refugees, School Children, Art Music, Amazing Art, This Is Us, Sea, Drawings

Drawings showing the response of school children to hearing refugee stories.

Portrait of from who have come to to find a safe place to live. World Refugee Day, This Is Us, Youth, T Shirts For Women, Safe Place, Portrait, Poland, People, Faces

Portrait of #refugees from #Chechnya who have come to #Poland to find a safe place to live. © J.Herok

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 Help Refugees, Syrian Refugees, World Refugee Day, Fight The Good Fight, Persecution, Good People, Amazing People, Angelina Jolie, People Around The World

No one chooses to be a refugee.

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

A boy performs during a multicultural festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, organised on the occasion of World Refugee Day © UNHCR/ B. World Refugee Day, Sofia Bulgaria, Special Needs, Punk, Boys, Baby Boys, Senior Boys, Punk Rock, Sons

A boy performs during a multicultural festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, organised on the occasion of World Refugee Day 2012. © UNHCR/ B.Kichukov

Replica of the suitcase in which the Iraqi Fadel family carried all their belongings that they could quickly grab as fleeing violence in their homeland. UNHCR/P. World Refugee Day, Domestic Violence, Homeland, Carry On, Suitcase, Hand Luggage, Carry On Luggage, Briefcase

Replica of the suitcase in which the Iraqi Fadel family carried all their belongings that they could quickly grab as fleeing violence in their homeland. © UNHCR/P. Hajdu

Coffee With UNHCR, Media and Refugees - On 20 June 2010 - World Refugee Day, UNHCR office in Bulgaria organized a coffee meeting that was attended by refugees living in Bulgaria, UNHCR representatives and the media. The meeting was held in one of Sofia’s popular cafes, ONDA Coffee Break. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov/2010 Coffee Meeting, Coffee Break, World Refugee Day, 20 June, Bulgaria, Popular, Cafes, Popular Pins, Coffee Time

Coffee With UNHCR, Media and Refugees - On 20 June 2010 - World Refugee Day, UNHCR office in Bulgaria organized a coffee meeting that was attended by refugees living in Bulgaria, UNHCR representatives and the media. The meeting was held in one of Sofia’s popular cafes, ONDA Coffee Break. © UNHCR/B. Kichukov/2010

Celebration of World Refugee Day 2006 taking place at the Ráday utca in Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/M. World Refugee Day, Budapest Hungary, Celebration, Women, Fashion, Moda, Fashion Styles, Fashion Illustrations, Woman

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

Exhibition of drawings made by refugee children in the National Gallery for Foreign Art in Sofia, Bulgaria. © UNHCR/B. World Refugee Day, Sofia Bulgaria, Lace Skirt, Gallery, Children, Drawings, Art, Fashion, Young Children

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. World Refugee Day, Sofia Bulgaria, This Is Us, Gallery, Children, Drawings, Art, Fashion, Young Children

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

A group of capoiera dancers in front of a UNHCR tent at World Refugee Day celebrations, downtown Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/Z. World Refugee Day, Budapest Hungary, Special Needs, Tents, Dancers, Fitspo, Celebrations, This Is Us, June

A group of capoiera dancers in front of a UNHCR tent at World Refugee Day celebrations, downtown Budapest, Hungary. © UNHCR/Z.Toth/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. Refugees And Asylum Seekers, World Refugee Day, Special Needs, Singing, Instruments, This Is Us, June, Mountain, Celebrities

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 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. World Refugee Day, Prague, Countries, June, Island, Food, Essen, Islands, Meals

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

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 Refugee Stories, World Refugee Day, Un Refugee, 60th Anniversary, Bucharest, Romania, Celebrations, This Is Us, June

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