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March 4, 2021

Foreign Affairs Ministry pleads for political solutions for current crises on World Refugee Day

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) is hailing the celebration, on June 20, of the World Refugee Day and is pleading for the identification of some political solutions to current crises through sustained effort on the part of the international community.

According to a release remitted on Monday to Agerpres, MAE hails the celebration of the World Refugee Day, given the importance of raising awareness on the dramatic situation of over 65 million people forcibly displaced as a consequence of conflicts, violence and persecution.

Furthermore, MAE manifests its deep concern regarding the multiplication of conflicts with devastating impact on civilian population and the unprecedented scale of the migratory phenomenon around the world and pleads for the identification of some political solutions to current crises, through sustained efforts by the international community.

The topic of the campaign ran this year by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is “We stand together #WithRefugees” and attempts to encourage solidarity and civic involvement initiatives in support of refugees.

“On the background of worrying evolutions towards a climate of intolerance and xenophobia in many of the globe’s regions, marking this day offers the opportunity to honor the courage and resilience of refugees in the face of adversity, and their proven potential to contribute to the socio-economic development of their destination countries, as well as to recognize the generosity of the host communities and the need for international solidarity,” the quoted source shows.

MAE reiterates its appreciation for the crucial role of UNHCR and hails the devotement of humanitarian workers present in various risk areas on the globe who strive for the full respect of humanitarian principles.

Starting with 2001, World Refugee Day is celebrated on June 20 of every year.

Romania contributes to the refugee protection and assistance in several ways, as an emerging donor, a relocation state and promoter of the humanitarian agenda in international institutions. Furthermore, Romania supports, in a spirit of solidarity, EU joint efforts for durable management of migration.

The partnership with the UNHCR was consolidated by the conclusion, on March 2, 2011, of a Framework Agreement for bilateral cooperation, which offers predictability in regards to national contributions to the budget of the UN agency.

Romania hosts the Emergency Transit Center in Timisoara, the first institution of its kind in the world, which offers temporary stay to refugees in need of urgent evacuation from their host countries, until their relocation to third-party states. Since its establishment in 2008, the center harbored over 2000 people, being appreciated as an important tool of the UNHCR protection policy


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