World Refugee Day 2022 Message Broadcast

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Source: Press release

Dear corporate leaders,

World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20, is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe.

To celebrate the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution, UNHCR invites corporates to join us in protecting refugees by bringing awareness to the displacement issue and by raising funds to support humanitarian efforts.

This year, the focus for World Refugee Day will be on the right to seek safety. Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.

A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide

A record-breaking, heart-breaking 1% of the world’s population have been forced to flee their homes because of conflict, persecution and violence.

By the end of 2021, the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide rose to 90 million. This was propelled by new waves of violence or protracted conflict in countries including Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Myanmar, Nigeria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2022, the war in Ukraine has displaced 8 million within the country this year and forced around 6 million to leave the nation.

Everyone has the right to seek asylum from conflict and persecution. Yet, thousands of people face unimaginable challenges every single day trying to reach safety.

You can help

All sectors of society, including the private sector, can play a part in supporting forcibly displaced persons.

If you believe that everyone has the right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee – then please join UNHCR in protecting refugees. We have awareness raising material that corporates can use and we can also help corporates launch employee giving campaigns to help raise funds for our humanitarian efforts.   

UNHCR’s teams have the knowledge and experience, along with stockpiles of emergency equipment. But donations from corporates and individuals like you are what get us on the ground of any emerging crises within 72 hours and keep us there for as long as refugees need our help.

Please reach out to partnershipssg@unhcr.org if you would like to support us this World Refugee Day.