On 20 June 2019, the International community showed its support to the thousands of families fleeing for their lives each day. According to United Nations data, every minute 20 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.
International days are occasions to inform the general public on issues of concern, to mobilise political will and resources to address global problems, as well as to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.
In Bilbao, the demonstration “Forgotten wars, refugee lives” was organised on 20 June by Amnesty International, CEAR Euskadi, Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak, SOS Racismo, Harresiak Apurtuz, Médicos del Mundo and the Fundación Ellacuría.The demonstration aimed at supporting several requests linked the to the refugees rights and conditions stated by International Law and European agreements.
Several events were organised around the world to celebrate the International Refugee Day.