The United Nations’ (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on 20 June each year. This event celebrates the courage, strength, and determination of women, men, and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict, and violence. The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the UN, and countless civic groups around the world host World Refugee Day events in order to draw the public’s attention to the millions of refugees and internally displaced persons.
In honour of the UN World Refugee Day, we have compiled the following quiz about the extraordinary achievements of well-known people who have all had to flee their homelands. From artists to sportspeople, writers, and scientists of world renown, take our quiz to raise awareness and celebrate their talent and courage at a time when this has never been more important.
Thank you very much for taking our World Refugee Day Quiz. We hope you have enjoyed answering our selected questions about the extraordinary achievements of well-known refugees.
Featured image credit: “Refugee Camp, Beirut” by George Grantham Bain Collection. CCO Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.