The Refugee Day
South Korea based refugee NGOs organized Refugee week and Refugee Day at Kwanghwamon Square and Insadong-Gil in downtown Seoul city, on June 20th. For the week proceeding Refugee Day on June 20th, the group organized a whole week of activities for Refugee week.
There were fewer participants in 2014, said a staff member. The participants included Jumma, Korean, Tibetan, Congolese and other refugees. The event was held in order to promote awareness among Korean people about refugees. The event was held with the slogan, “Refugee: is one of us.” There were various activities to send the message to conservative Korean society that we can all get along together as one, regardless of our different walks of life.
In 1992, the Republic of Korea became one of the few Asian countries to have adopted the 1951 Refugee Convention. As of 2014, the South Korean government has recognized 547 refugees, 2,397asylum seekers, and 194 stateless persons. The National Assembly of the Republic of Korea has passed a new refugee law became law in July 2013. Hopefully, more rights for refugee, including basic living assistance, will follow as a result of this law. The UNHCR in South Korea used USD 2,109,146 in 2014, and its 2015 budgets is also USD 2,109,146. The event was held in order to promote awareness about refugees among Korean people. Refugee Week was held for the first time in Korea.
At the event, a flash mob dance was performed, and there were various activities to send the message to the Korean society that we can all get along together as one, regardless of our different walks of life.
Refugee NGOs campaign at the National Aseembly of Korea