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The anniversary of the pain of losing a home

Since 2001, June 20 has been celebrated as World Refugee Day. This day was adopted by the UN General Assembly, and the reason for this was the 50th anniversary of the Convention on the Status of Refugees of 1951.

Belarus is one of the countries from which people are fleeing the world en masse. And the war is to blame for this, and the anti-people ruling regime. Hundreds of thousands of broken destinies. Those who fled, although they wanted a better life in their homeland, but thanks to the dictator, they were forced to emigrate due to repression, threats and intimidation. Last September, in its commentary on the ban on issuing Belarusian passports abroad, the UN reported that, according to some estimates, 200,000 to 1 million Belarusians were forced to live in exile after that. The Belarusian authorities themselves called the number more than 200 thousand people.

UN Special Rapporteur Anais Maren, in her report on Belarusians in exile, emphasized that the migration of people "is directly related to the policies pursued by the government of Belarus and the practices it uses, as well as the purposeful creation of a hostile environment that prevents safe return" .



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