Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Refugees after Second World War 16.5.1960
Many refugees remained in camps almost fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. This was seen as disgraceful by those who had suffered greatly during the war and those who were concerned about their situation. It was at this point that the United Nations launched a program to resolve the refugee problem once and for all. 1959-1960 was announced as World Refugee Year. The aim of this project was to 'clear the camps'. It achieved some significant results, especially in Europe. By the end of 1960, for the first time since before the war, all the refugee camps in Europe were closed.
The United Nations approved World Refugee Year in June 1959 with the intention to encourage the return of refugees and Displaced Persons to their original places of residence