A Syrian girl carries her belongings as she walks to the Turkish Cilvegozu border gate, located opposite of Syrian crossing point Bab al-Hawa in Reyhanli, in southern Hatay province. Photo: Reuters/Umit Bektas

The United Nations has since 2001 marked World Refugee Day every year on June 20. Every minute 24 people leave everything behind to escape war, persecution or terror.

There are several types of forcibly displaced persons: Refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, the stateless and returnees.

Here we present a slideshow of refugees around the world to commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.

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