UNHCR:2 Billion Kilometres to Safety Campaign

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News:United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR) has launched a 2 Billion Kilometers to Safety’ campaign.

Facts:

About the campaign:

  • The 2 Billion Kilometres to Safety campaign aims to encourage people to support refugees by championing individual acts of solidarity.
  • The campaign invites people to act in solidarity and run, walk or cycle to achieve a cumulative total of two billion kilometres.
  • Hence,these acts,when taken together acknowledge the resilience and strength of refugees.

About UNHCR:

  • The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was created in 1950.It is headquartered at Geneva, Switzerland.
  • It’s mandate is to protect refugees, forcibly displaced communities and stateless people, and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.