World Refugee Day 2023

Participants in the photo exhibition

World Refugee Day is celebrated every year on 20 June. This international day was designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe, shine a light on their plight, and work together to find long-term solutions to displacement.

On World Refugee Day 2023, JRS launches the campaign Peace Artisans to encourage everyone to unite and create spaces of hospitality and welcome.

Increasing global challenges and instability are provoking social conflicts, frustrations, and violence. In these situations, refugees and forcibly displaced people are left at the margins of the societies and often met with hostility. It is time to remember our common humanity, and unite to create a better future for everyone.

Each one of us is called to be an artisan of peace, by uniting and not dividing, by extinguishing hatred and not holding on to it, by opening paths to dialogue and not by constructing new walls!
Pope Francis