14 June 2019

UNAI Quiz: World Refugee Day

20 June is World Refugee Day, a day to recognize the strength, courage, and resilience of refugees. Every minute 20 people are forced to leave everything behind to escape persecution, conflict, violence and human rights abuses. Forcibly displaced persons include refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, stateless persons and returnees who are former refugees.

In addition to the trauma they have experienced, refugees must often contend with xenophobia and discrimination. To combat this, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), the UN Refugee Agency, launched the #WithRefugees petition to send a message to governments that they must work together and do their fair share for refugees and to allow the global public to show their support for displaced persons.     

Only together will we solve this issue and ensure millions of people have a safe and decent life.

Test your knowledge of refugee issues here!

Correct! An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes and 85% of displaced people are being hosted by developing countries. One person is forcibly displaced every two seconds.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes and 85% of displaced people are being hosted by developing countries. One person is forcibly displaced every two seconds.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. An unprecedented 70.8 million people around the world have been forced from their homes and 85% of displaced people are being hosted by developing countries. One person is forcibly displaced every two seconds.

Correct! There are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. The distinction between refugees and other kinds of displaced people is important: the label of refugee legally mandates more protection. Therefore, according to UNHCR, to be considered a refugee, one must meet the following definition: a refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of their nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of their former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. There are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. The distinction between refugees and other kinds of displaced people is important: the label of refugee legally mandates more protection. Therefore, according to UNHCR, to be considered a refugee, one must meet the following definition: a refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of their nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of their former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. There are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. The distinction between refugees and other kinds of displaced people is important: the label of refugee legally mandates more protection. Therefore, according to UNHCR, to be considered a refugee, one must meet the following definition: a refugee is a person who “owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of their nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail themselves of the protection of that country; or who, not having a nationality and being outside the country of their former habitual residence as a result of such events, is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to return to it.”

Correct! The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is the founding document of the UNHCR, defines refugee status and enshrines refugee rights which include the right to seek asylum, the right of return and its core principle, non-refoulement.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is the founding document of the UNHCR, defines refugee status and enshrines refugee rights which include the right to seek asylum, the right of return and its core principle, non-refoulement.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees is the founding document of the UNHCR, defines refugee status and enshrines refugee rights which include the right to seek asylum, the right of return and its core principle, non-refoulement.

Correct! Non-refoulement is the core principle of refugee law and refers to the obligation of States not to return a refugee to “the frontiers of territories where their life or freedom would be threatened on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, art. 33(1); this is now considered a rule of international law. 

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Non-refoulement is the core principle of refugee law and refers to the obligation of States not to return a refugee to “the frontiers of territories where their life or freedom would be threatened on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, art. 33(1); this is now considered a rule of international law. 

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. Non-refoulement is the core principle of refugee law and refers to the obligation of States not to return a refugee to “the frontiers of territories where their life or freedom would be threatened on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion.” 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, art. 33(1); this is now considered a rule of international law. 

Correct! 14 Million 6,7 million refugees are from Syria, 2,7 million from Afghanistan, 2,3 million from South Sudan, 1,1 million from Myanamar and 0,9 million from Somalia. Together, these three countries account for 67% of the world’s refugees.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. 14 Million 6,7 million refugees are from Syria, 2,7 million from Afghanistan, 2,3 million from South Sudan, 1,1 million from Myanamar and 0,9 million from Somalia. Together, these three countries account for 67% of the world’s refugees.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. 14 Million 6,7 million refugees are from Syria, 2,7 million from Afghanistan, 2,3 million from South Sudan, 1,1 million from Myanamar and 0,9 million from Somalia. Together, these three countries account for 67% of the world’s refugees.

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