A good thing that people welcome them in their time of need – a bad thing that they have to flee their homes. Those who offer refuge need to work both sides of the problem.
Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.
Today on 20th June, World Refugee Day is celebrated to honour refugees every year by the UN.
Who is a Refugee?
Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country.
Do Refugees Have Any Rights?
The UN 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol include :
- The right to work
- The right to housing
- The right to education
- The right to public relief and assistance
- The right to freedom of religion
- The right to access the courts
- The right to freedom of movement within the territory
- The right to be issued identity and travel documents.
- The right not to be punished for illegal entry into the territory of a contracting State.
- The right not to be expelled…
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