The number of people internally displaced by conflict in Afghanistan doubled to 1.2 million in the past three years. Afghanistan is currently one of the largest source of refugees in the world, with approximately 2.6 million Afghan citizens having fled the country. However, a large number of people forced to flee their homes due violence remained […]PublishedOctober 10th, 2016 Author Legacy
2016 #NansenAward CeremonyOur #NansenAward winners are living icons of humanitarian service who represent thousands of volunteers working without recognition, every day, across the world. Through Efi and Konstantinos, we honour and celebrate all of those volunteers who inspire us all to do more and to do better. Posted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency on […]PublishedOctober 6th, 2016 Author Legacy
Tear gas and water cannons used in Calais migrant camp at protest Migrants and activists in Calais clash with riot police, as they demand they be allowed to travel onward to Britain. Posted by Channel 4 News on Sunday, 2 October 2016 Considered to be the worst clashes in the camp since February 2016, migrants […]PublishedOctober 6th, 2016 Author Legacy
Turkey will complete the construction of a 900-km (560-mile) wall along the Syrian border within 5 months, an official at a Turkish state institution has revealed. By the end of February, the country seeks to complete the construction of a 3m (10ft) high and 2m (6.5ft) wide concrete wall made up of seven-tonne portable blocks topped with […]PublishedSeptember 30th, 2016 Author Legacy
On the 19th September, UN member states gathered in New York to address the large movements of refugees and migrants. The primary purpose of this summit was to create a viable mechanism for sharing of refugee resettlement duties on the UN states. The summit established the New York Declaration, which calls on countries which can resettle or […]PublishedSeptember 29th, 2016 Author Legacy
This month, the number of South Sudanese refugees has surpassed one million, according to the UNHCR. More than 185,000 people have fled after a violent strife that broke out in Juba on 8th July between supporters of President Salva Kiir and Reik Machar, the then-Vice President. Currently, South Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia are the countries […]PublishedSeptember 20th, 2016 Author Legacy
The UN General Assembly Summit addressing large movements of refugees and migrants will take place next Monday, 19th September, and it is set to adopt a series of key commitments to enhance protection of human rights. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees expects the Summit to be a ‘game changer‘ with potential to improve […]PublishedSeptember 15th, 2016 Author Legacy
Despite the unstable situation in Afghanistan, almost 600,000 refugees in Pakistan are expected to return to their country of origin by March 2017, according to the International Organization for Migration. The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, extended the stay of Afghan refugees in his country by three months after a previously issued deadline. Accordingly, […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
On September 7th, UNICEF released a new report “Uprooted: The Growing Crisis for Refugee and Migrant Children” reflecting on the growing crisis for refugee and migrant children and presenting data on the lives and situation of millions of children and families affected by violent conflict. The agency points out that across the globe nearly 50 […]PublishedSeptember 12th, 2016 Author Legacy
The UK immigration minister has confirmed a wall will be built along the Calais port’s main dual-carriageway approach road, which passes adjacent to the Calais Jungle refugee camp. Construction of the wall is part of a £17 million Anglo-French security package, which includes safe spaces for trucks to wait at the port. The security measures […]PublishedSeptember 7th, 2016 Author Legacy
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