World Refugee Day - updates

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Athens marks World Refugee Day with protest against evictions

Jun 20, 2020 - 10:37 PM

Thousands face homelessness in the country's refugee relocation scheme as Greek authorities plan to move more than 11,000 people to make room for other asylum seekers

WORLD REFUGEE DAY. A young child holds a poster as he joins refugees participating in a rally in Athens on June 20, 2020, marking World Refugee Day aS THEY demand rights and housing for refugees and migrants in Greece. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP

Migrants in limbo off Italy as world marks Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 remains stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12

MIGRATION. An alleged work by British street artist Banksy depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket holding a pink flare, is painted on the outer wall of a house overlooking the canal Rio de Ca Foscari, in Venice, on May 21, 2019. Photo by Marco Sabadin/AFP

UN on World Refugee Day: Bring forward our 'shared values as human beings'

Jun 20, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The United Nation Human Rights Office for Southeast Asia says it is time to abandon a narrative founded on prejudice and fear when dealing and protecting the rights of all refugees

Rohingya refugees, who landed on an isolated northern shore near the Malaysia-Thai border, huddle in a group in Kangar on March 1, 2019, following their detention by Malaysian immigration authorities. - Thirty-four Rohingya landed on an isolated beach in Malaysia on March 1, police said, the first group of the Muslim minority caught arriving in the country by sea for almost a year. (Photo by ISMAEL KAMALDIN / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Treating patients in world's largest refugee settlement

Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42 PM

How do you address the needs of 900,000 Rohingya refugees, who are vulnerable to serious health risks like infections, outbreaks, and psychiatric conditions?

DAILY WORK. Healthcare workers from Médecins Sans Frontières walk along a bamboo bridge to start their work of providing medical care to refugees. All photos courtesy of Médecins Sans Frontières

The week in photos: June 17-23, 2017

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:18 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Afghan refugee women wait to scan their eyes at the UNHCR registration center in Peshawar, Pakistan on June 19, 2017 ahead of the World Refugee Day. Photo by Abdul Majeed/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, June 20, 2017

Jun 20, 2017 - 12:25 PM

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Displaced people hits record high globally due to war, persecution – UN

Jun 19, 2017 - 1:15 PM

UPDATED More than 65 6 million people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2016 according to a new report from the UN Refugee Agency

SAVE A LIFE. By the time you finish this sentence, someone will have been displaced by war, conflict and violence. In 2016, 10.3 million were newly displaced, an equivalent of one person every three seconds. Photo credit:UNHCR/A. McConnell

Global migrant tide swells to record 65 million

Jun 20, 2016 - 3:09 PM

Globally approaching 1 of humanity has been forced to flee

Refugees stand near a bus as they wait to be transferred to a hospitality centre during a police operation at a refugee camp at the border between Greece and Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near the village of Idomeni, northern Greece,on May 25, 2016. Yannis Kolesidis/Pool/AFP

UN marks refugee day in Syria, from where millions have fled

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:30 AM

Syria faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world since World War II forcing 5 6 million to flee to other areas within the country and a further 4 8 million to seek asylum outside

RESPITE. Sudanese, Somalian and Iraqi refugees living in Syria play in a football team during a friendly match in Damascus against United Nations staff living locally as the UN agencies mark World Refugee Day on June 19, 2016. Louai Beshara/AFP

Angelina Jolie visits camp for Syrian refugees in Turkey

Jun 21, 2015 - 11:05 AM

The Hollywood star and special envoy of the UN refugee agency visits the camp in Mardin on World Refugee Day

TIMELINE: Philippine laws and policies on refugees

Jun 20, 2015 - 10:42 AM

In the past the Philippines had taken in thousands of refugees from different parts of the world See how past laws and policies covered these refugees

PH a 'paradise' for grateful White Russian refugees

Jun 20, 2015 - 8:36 AM

On World Refugee Day the UN refugee agency and the Quirino Foundation recall the Philippines proud history as a refugee haven

'A BREATHER.' Anti-communist White Russian refugees stayed in Guiuan, Eastern Samar in the 1950s where they found 'a paradise, a beach and hope.' Photo by Sushkoff, courtesy of the Quirino Foundation

More than 50M refugees worldwide due to war, crisis – UN

Jun 20, 2014 - 3:45 PM

UN refugee chief: We are seeing here the immense costs of not ending wars of failing to resolve or prevent conflict

EXODUS. Thousands of Syrians flood across the border into Iraq recently in search of shelter. © UNHCR/G. Gubaeva

Rose Mapendo: A refugee's story

Jun 29, 2013 - 3:23 PM

Humanity triumphs against violence and exile in Pushing the Elephant

FORTITUDE. Mapendo's warmth and humor flow out into this story. Screenshot from YouTube (mediathatmatters)

Securing Mindanao as home

Jun 29, 2013 - 10:28 AM

On World Refugee Day the UNHCR upholds its cause to help the displaced in the Land of Promise

RELIEF. Natural disaster is the leading cause of forced displacement in Mindanao, according to the UNHCR