World Refugees Day being observed today

June 20, 2017
Samaa Web Desk

ISLAMABAD: World Refugees Day is being observed across the globe on Tuesday.

The day aims at highlighting the plight of refugees who are forced to leave their homes besides commemorating their courage and perseverance in the wake of ordeals confronting them.

According to the annual Global Trends report by Office of UN High Commissioner for Refugees, an unprecedented 65.6 million people faced displacement from their homes by conflict and persecution during the last year.

In Pakistan various events are being held to commemorate the day. –SAMAA/ APP

Published in Pakistan

Story first published: 20th June 2017


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