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World Refugee Day falls on a Thursday this year, and people have taken to the internet to share their unique experiences of being an immigrant – and their success stories.

The theme for 2019 is #StepWithRefugees, and around the world communities, schools, businesses and faith groups are showing their solidarity with refugees in a variety of ways.

The challenge instructs people to “walk, run, dance, swim 1km/mile or take any step with refugee” and then post a photo online and challenge three friends to take it a step further.

Over 70 million people have been forced to flee from their homes as a result of conflict or famine according to UNHCR.

With that in mind, people have been sharing stories of resilience in the face of intense hardship, displacement and suffering

Like Mujibur Rahman, a Rohingya refugee who recently graduated from university

And 11-year-old Syrian refugee Rudaina, who is keeping her house keys so she can one day return

And the story of 22-year-old Tasmida, a Rohingya Muslim displaced twice

This lady shared a picture with her friends, who have found a home in Australia

And UN's Oasis Centres in Jordan are giving refugee women access to emergency aid and gender-based violence services

There's also Syrian refugee Shadi, and how he struck up a friendship with Beirut local Elie

Nine-year-old Rohingya refugee Nasima Akter is being taught Taekwondo in Bangladesh, by her dad

Masooma, who was a refugee in Pakistan before returning to Afghanistan to study

21-year-old Nyamuoch Mai Nguoth, a South Sudanese artist and refugee

And Mohammed, who told the story of leaving Afghanistan after his father converted to Christianity in the war-torn Muslim-majority country

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