World Refugee Day, an international day designated by the United Nations to honor refugees around the globe. It falls each year on 20 June and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution.
This year the theme of World Refugees Day “hope away from home.” A world where refugees are always included.
However, Europe has closed its doors to refugees and migrants after destabilizing countries like Syria, Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, and many others. Many more are internally displaced or trapped in the conflict zones, facing violence, hunger, disease, and deprivation.
On this World Refugee Day, let us remember the millions of people who have been forced to flee their homes because of these wars. When the US, and Europe bombed their homes and pushed them at the miserable life now Europe is blocking their borders.
On this day Europe should recognize their courage and resilience in rebuilding their lives. These refugees must be supported in their right to seek safety and dignity.