Refugee Week in Australia is from Sunday, June 19 to Saturday, June 25. Here, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees asked the Multi Religious Leaders Council about the value of all faiths to welcome the stranger. Theme of World Refugee Day for 2022 is the right to seek safety.
Here, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees asked the Multi Religious Leaders Council about the core value of all faiths to welcome the stranger.
Every person on this planet has a right to seek safety – whoever they are, wherever they come from and whenever they are forced to flee.
Whoever they are, people forced to flee should be treated with dignity. Anyone can seek protection, regardless of who they are or what they believe. It is non-negotiable: seeking safety is a human right.
Wherever they come from, people forced to flee should be welcomed. Refugees come from all over the globe. To get out of harm’s way, they might take a plane, a boat, or travel on foot. What remains universal is the right to seek safety.
Whenever people are forced to flee, they have a right to be protected. Whatever the threat – war, violence, persecution – everyone deserves protection. Everyone has a right to be safe.