World Refugee Day is a special day of remembrance celebrated annually on 20 June. The day was established in 2000 by a special resolution by the United Nations General Assembly to raise understanding for refugees and celebrate their contributions to peace. World Refugee Day is celebrated in more than a hundred countries, often organized by the national branch of the UNHCR, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

In commemoration of this special day, Fr. Sjaak gave the final blessing of the Sunday morning mass in the church garden where the statue of “The Hollow Men” was inaugurated last April. This statue stands as a monument in memory of all the unknown refugees who died during their flight to safety. More on “The Hollow Men” here.