World Refugee Day 2021
World’s refugee day is an annual event celebrated every 20th of June and is designated to raising awareness on the situation of refugees throughout the world. This day celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their country and seek asylum elsewhere, to escape from conflicts or persecution. The June 2001 world refugee day marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 convention relating to the status of refugees.
The unprecedented and prolonged corona virus pandemic has greatly exposed the vulnerability of refugees like never before as they have very little or no resources to sustain them and help them fight the economic crisis. ‘No one is safe till everyone is safe ‘, is the slogan for fighting the pandemic.
The theme for this refugee day 2021 is ‘Together we heal, learn and shine’. This theme aims at people belonging to different faiths all over the world to welcome stateless persons, displaced people, refugees and others who have been forced to flee their homes. Doing activities with them whether it is education, arts, sports or music helps to boast their confidence levels and makes them creative according to the UN Refugee Agency.
Green Cameroon extends encouragement support and respect to all refugees and is advocating for peaceful resolution of conflicts all over the world, this will stop forcing people out of their homes and countries. Many people in today’s world are busy with one activity or another so as to meet up with life’s expenses that they barely have time to care for refugees, that’s why we always have world refugee day to raise awareness and remind us of the need to care for refugees. Green Cameroon celebrates the world refugee day also with the displaced persons in the south west region due to the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon and urges each and every one of us to treat with love, care and respect every stateless person, refugee and displaced persons around us, spread awareness and sensitize more people to understand the need to care for refugees. We can never tell what situation we find ourselves in tomorrow.
Green Cameroons wishes you a Happy Worlds Refugee Day 2021.