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On June 20, every year, World Refugee Day is observed. It has been designated by the United Nations to honour refugees from around the world. The day celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. Every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.
There are several types of forcibly displaced persons like Refugees, Asylum Seekers, Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), Stateless Persons and Returnees. The 1951 Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol help protect them. The 1951 Convention contains a number of rights and also highlights the obligations of refugees towards their host country.
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