Today marks the World Refugee Day; 1610 refugees in Sri Lanka

Today marks the World Refugee Day; 1610 refugees in Sri Lanka

Today marks the World Refugee Day; 1610 refugees in Sri Lanka

Written by Staff Writer

20 Jun, 2019 | 9:35 am

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Today marks World Refugee Day. The theme for the World Refugee Day this year is “Step With Refugees — Take A Step onWorld Refugee Day” and requests everyone to take a step a big or small one in solidarity for all the refugees in the world.

According to UNHRC, there are approximately 25.9 million refugees worldwide. Out of the total number of refugees, 2/3 refugees are from Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Myanmar and Somalia. The world’s largest refugee crisis is reported in Syria with 5 million refugees.

Mexican border crossing to the US is one of the major illegal immigration issues in the world. Donald Trump’s proposal to erect a wall along the US-Mexico border is an attempt to minimise the illegal border crossing.

According to the analysis from the UNHRC, there are 1610 refugees in Sri Lanka at present among them are 829 people who have sought political asylum.

The UN signed the charter on refugees in 1951 and Sri Lanka had not to signed the charter as Sri Lanka is a developing country and do not possess the capacity to follow some laws imposed in the charter.

However, Sri Lanka has come to an agreement with the UN Refugee Agency to aid the refugee crisis around the globe.

 

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