What Is A Refugee?

Refugees are people who are seeking a safe haven after being forced to flee violence, persecution and war. Chased by bullets and bombs, children and families are literally running for their lives.

The word refugee come from the word refuge – “the state of being sheltered from pursuit, danger or difficulty”1. A global definition of refugees was recognized in the Geneva Convention2.

World Refugee Day was first established by the UN General Assembly in 2001, offering us a chance to raise awareness in our own communities about the conditions endured by millions of refugees every day.

There are more than 25 million refugees worldwidei. More than 11 million of them are children.

Refugee children are among the most vulnerable in the world. Every day, they risk loss of some kind, including the loss of the future that every child deserves.

Save the Children Federation

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