Yesterday it was World Refugee Day. For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days and even Weeks. One of the most widespread is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on 20 June in several countries. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. But did you know it was WRD?
This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. But did you know it was WRD?
I was aware all day, to be honest, lately, I’m more and more aware of all the refugees all around the world. But this year was ‘extra special’ because never before there were so many refugees as there is today.
So what do we do? I don’t know. I wish I could help, but I know I can’t personally find a solution for this. But I could do something; I could use my skills – writing and photographing to tell people’s story. Create awareness.
To me, it seems really strange, that people can’t go wherever they want. Everybody should be free to go wherever they want. Let’s quote Ban Ki-moon on this topic:
“Refugees are people like anyone else, like you and me. They led ordinary lives before becoming displaced, and their biggest dream is to be able to live normally again. On this World Refugee Day, let us recall our common humanity, celebrate tolerance and diversity and open our hearts to refugees everywhere.”