Tuesday, June 20, 2006

World Refugee Day. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No. 370.

Millions to mark World Refugee Day.

World Refugee Day Events in 2006.
World Refugee Day celebrations will take place all over the world. Select a country


The State of the World's Refugees 2006
Human displacement in the new millennium

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.

In more than five decades, the agency has helped an estimated 50 million people restart their lives.

Refugees by the Numbers.

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