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20 June 2019

On #WorldRefugeeDay, held every year on June 20th, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. Established by the United Nations, World Refugee Day shows that the global public stands with refugees. This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families forced to flee.

Every year, refugees travel 2,000,000 km every year to find safety. This World Refugee Day, the UN is challenging everyone to join together and take a step with refugees. The UN Refugee Agency is challenging us to match their kilometers in solidarity. Join the #StepWithRefugees challenge and walk, run, dance, swim 1 km/mile or take any step with refugees.

Watch: Claiming Refugee Status in Canada: What You Need to Know 

Canada’s refugee system isn’t for those seeking a better economic life. It’s there to provide protection to refugees who have a well-founded fear of persecution. This video by Canada’s IRCC explains the facts about Canada’s refugee system. 

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Learn More about claiming asylum in Canada: Canada.ca/Asylum