United Nations, June 21: On World Refugee Day (June 20) , the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, thanked mayors across some 50 countries for supporting a global statement of welcome and inclusiveness for families forced to flee.
“Cities are at the forefront of pioneering new approaches in terms of receiving, including and offering opportunities to refugees,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
“I have great admiration for those mayors, for those local authorities and the people of those cities that are standing in favour of solidarity,” he added on Thursday.
UNHCR will hold the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in December 2019 to encourage partnerships across sectors that will make a real difference in the lives of refugees and their host communities.(UNI)