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World Refugee Day Quotes and Slogans to Share

Every year World Refugee Day is celebrated on 20 June. This year’s theme is “Together we heal, learn and shine”.

World Refugee Day is organized worldwide on 20 June. This day is celebrated to draw attention to the plight of the refugees and raise awareness to solve their problems. Share these heart-grabbing World Refugee Day quotes with your friends and family.

Refugees are those who are forced to leave their country and flee elsewhere due to war, torture, conflict, and violence.

These people are exposed to violence or harassment and are forced to leave the comfort of their homes due to “well-founded fear of persecution because of his/her race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion” as per the definition given by the United Nations.

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In December 2000, the United Nations decided to celebrate Africa Refugee Day i.e. June 20 as World Refugee Day and since 2001, the United Nations celebrates World Refugee Day on June 20 every year.

This year’s theme for World Refugee Day is “Together we heal, learn and shine”.

Following are the collection of quotes and slogans about refugees, share it with your friend and family.

World Refugee Day Quotes

Here is one quote for you to share for every waking hour on June 20. World Refugee Day is observed on this day every year.

  • Safety, food, water, and shelter are things that we tend to take for granted but these priceless treasures in the world of a refugee.

world refugee day quotes

  • “Displaced societies are of value. Their issues are our issues.” – Cynthia Basinet
  • “To be called a refugee is the opposite of an insult; it is a badge of strength, courage, and victory.”- Tennessee Office for Refugees
  • “I urge you to celebrate the extraordinary courage and contributions of refugees past and present..” -Kofi Annan
  • “A lasting solution, the possibility to begin a new life, is the only dignified solution for the refugee himself.”- Poul Hartling
  • “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.” – Warsan Shire
world refugee day wishes
world refugee day wishes
  • “Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organized crime are worldwide problems that don’t stop at a nation’s borders.” -Warren Christopher
  • “How can we scramble away like rats, without honor, without dignity, when everyone must help rebuild the country?” – Thanhha Lai
  • “They are safe but they are not in their homes. They are city-less. I think it’s just a disaster for everyone.” – Teri Hatcher
world refugee day wishes
world refugee day wishes
  • “Refugees are not terrorists. They are often the first victims of terrorism.” – António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres
  • “Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us–except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale” – Khaled Hosseini
  • “A refugee is someone who survived and who can create the future.” – Amela Koluder

World Refugee Day quotes

  • “No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark.” – Warsan Shire
  • “Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day” – Nadia Hashimi
  • “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

world refugee day wishes

  • “But if the world measures a refugee according to the worst story, we will always excuse human suffering, saying it is not yet as bad as someone else’s.” – Victoria Armour-Hileman
  • “It is the obligation of every person born in a safer room to open the door when someone in danger knocks” – Dina Nayeri
  • “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein
  • “We have a legal and moral obligation to protect people fleeing bombs, bullets, and tyrants, and throughout history, those people have enriched our society.” – Juliet Stevenson
  • You have never experienced real suffering until you’ve been forced to flee the warmth of your home in order to keep on living.
  • “Refugees didn’t just escape a place. They had to escape a thousand memories until they’d put enough time and distance between them and their misery to wake to a better day” – Nadia Hashimi

World Refugee Day Slogans

  1. “Migrants and Refugees: Towards a Better World”.
  2. “1 family torn apart by war is too many”.
  3. “Take 1 minute to support a family forced to flee”.
  4. “With courage let us all combine”.
  5. “Together we unite, and Together we stand.”


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We hope that there will come a day when the whole world will come together and have one strong voice which simply says “peace and safety for all”. Each and every one of us holds the power to create a just, equal, and inclusive world.

Together, we’ll be closer to a world where every refugee has a safe place to live and is able to start anew, free from the threat of violence. Please Share these World Refugee Day Quotes.

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