Each and every year, people all around the globe celebrate a number of anniversaries and remarkable events. And more often than not, we remember glorious moments during these special days. But here, though, let us take some time to consider and reconsider looking back to the times where many of our brothers and sisters suffered violence and suppression of human rights. During every 20th day of June, the world memorializes the World Refugee Day.
It is on this day where the sad stand of many a people are brought into remembrance. Not to bring to life the pains and suffering inflicted to them, but to bring into memory the invariable life lessons and inspirations we could draw out from those fateful experiences in the past — something that everybody needs these days especially because those experiences are threatening to happen once and again in our present time.
At present, around 43.7 million people around the globe were already compelled to run from their homes to seek relief and security in some asylums in the hope of finding peace and comfort once again. Children, women, men, old-aged fellows, incapacitated individuals — nobody was ever exempted from the drastic and dramatic events that took place in the past years. And if this isn’t enough a sad fate, matters are made worse by the lack of apparent solutions ahead.
Today, even amidst the amassing campaigns and advocacies on peace and unity, racial persecution and violation of human rights still continues to exist with no hint of fading out. In fact, looking back to the annals of human history, violence never did once cease to exist as if it is already an inherent character of the world. This makes the celebration of the World Refugees Day this year even more special and necessary.
In line with this, the World Refugee Day started out on the year 1951 wherein the first Refugee Convention was held with the central focus on establishing and solidifying internal laws. But while international laws are not enough to exterminate violence and racial persecution, they help in lending support and comfort to the unfortunate ones.
Simply say, these international ways offer protection programs to refugees of war, violence, and persecution. And so to centralize the program, UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) was created. Today, many a number of refugees have already benefitted greatly from the programs facilitated by UNHCR.
Finally, violence and persecution never really sound good to the ears. But if there be anything good that could be taken out from such sad events, it is the ignition of the spirit of brotherhood and the rekindling of human accord in the hearts of many.