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I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present. - Kofi Annan

 

Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR, 1948) states, “Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution.” A refugee is a person who has left his or her country due to a well-founded fear of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or social group. When crisis such as natural disasters and armed conflicts force thousands of people flee their home countries, their numbers can overwhelm host countries, even with help from agencies like the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the Red Cross and Red Crescent, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

 

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