Project Title: GBV-HIV
Event Title: World Refugee Day
Date: June 20, 2014
On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees.
Each year on June 20th the United Nations, United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and countless civic groups around the world celebrate World Refugee Day in order to draw the public's attention to the millions of refugees and Internally displaced persons worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes due to war, conflict and persecution. The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in more than 100 countries, involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves.
Since the assault on Afghanistan most of the people dislocated from their origin to save the lives, likewise people migrated to Pakistan. To celebrate this day arranged meeting with Afghan refugees at Ghousabad. The session was started with recitation of Holy Quran. More than 100 refugees have been participated in World Refugee Day. Given glance to the participants about the importance of World Refugee Day. Refugees also shared their reservations and issues which are being faced by them in Quetta.