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Spread the word

Spread the word
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Spread the word and organize events

Would you like to support UNHCR’s special events or help spread the word about refugees and other displaced people? There are many ways that you can contribute and participate. 

Here are some ideas:

  • Ask a teacher to dedicate the week running up to World Refugee Day (June 20) to discuss refugee issues in the classroom. 
  • Host a World Refugee Day party - screen a topical film about the forcibly displaced, celebrate diversity. 
  • Organize a discussion at your home, place of worship, or community centre on refugee issues. Contact the UNHCR office nearest to your hometown and ask for ideas, and maybe a speaker - a refugee, possibly. 
  • Hold a debate on a topic important to you - Who is a refugee? What rights do refugees have? What is shelter? What can individuals/communities do to help? 

Education resources for teachers

Interactive materials to help teachers, parents and students learn more about refugees.

UNHCR Events

Celebrate the annual World Refugee Day and commemorate the 1951 Refugee Convention and the 1961 Statelessness Convention with us. 

Telling the human story

Hear the stories of hardship, courage and perseverance from the displaced people themselves. 

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