We commemorate World Refugee Day

In 2001 the UN General Assembly declared 20 June as World Refugee Day to recall the millions of people uprooted worldwide. That same year the first "World Refugee Day" was held internationally.

In commemoration of World Refugee Day, from the IPCM we express our solidarity with the thousands and thousands of people who leave their country, fleeing from war and persecution in search of better lives for themselves and their families, and we appeal to the responsibility of governments of all countries to help these people, save lives and ensure the safety of everyone, with an open and democratic spirit in a plural society.

In successive statements the International Platform for Cooperation and Migration (IPCM) has expressed its concern over refugees. These can be consulted on this website.