Title:  10th Anniversary of World Refugee Day Commemorative Stamp.
Stamp Serial#
Date of Issue
1,500,000 stamps
250 won ea. 
Protecting hands
Park, Eun-kyung 
Image Area
50mm x 30mm 
Sheet Composition
3 x 4 
White unwatermarked 
Printing process
and colors
Offset, six colors 
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
There are people who were forced to leave their homes because of the sudden outbreak of conflict or war, and those who fled their homeland fearing persecution for reasons including race, religion, ethnicity, political opinion, or membership to a particular social group. There are at present 34 million displaced people in the world who fled from violence and persecution in search of protection. During their flight and throughout their displacement, these refugees and other displaced individuals often undergo hardship, hunger, and separation from their family members, and face an uncertain future. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to violence, sexual harassment and crime.

2010 is a significant year in that it marks the 10th anniversary of the UN-designated World Refugee Day. The 20th of June was celebrated as African Refugee Day since 1975 and has been designated as World Refugee Day starting from 2001 by the United Nations in December 2000 (Resolution A/RES/55/76). UNHCR, the UN specialized agency for refugees, is working in 117 countries, providing clean water, food, medicine, shelter, education and legal support. UNHCR helps protect the rights and welfare of refugees all over the world, and takes the lead in the international community's efforts to find durable solutions to the plight of refugees.

There are some 3,000 recognized refugees and asylum-seekers from 50 countries currently seeking protection in Korea. The 10th anniversary of World Refugee Day provides a meaningful opportunity to give consideration to refugees and others who have been forcibly displaced, and to give more attention to these people who are entitled to the same rights and protection that we enjoy every day.