August 17, 2016

At least 2,500 Africans have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe- UNHCR

More than 2,500 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean already in 2016 alone. The shocking figures were announced not too long ago by officials of the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR who revealed they are unable to take into account the potentially hundreds more that drown in undetected boats. African […]
July 21, 2016

Mediterranean Sea: 22 people die at sea, 209 more rescued

In a statement released on July 20, 2016, a non-governmental organization, Doctors With Borders, told a story of how they rescued 22 bodies found inside a mix of fuel and water. The statement reads: Today the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership between Doctors Without Borders/Médecins […]
July 5, 2016

Correcting damaging media myths about refugees-UNESCO

© Sadik Gulec / Shutterstock Today the world is home to more displaced persons than at any time in recorded history, leading to complex challenges for many countries as they try to manage these flows and successfully welcome these new citizens. Yet these challenges are made even harder by a […]
June 23, 2016

Photo News: South Sudan refugee children at play in Ethopia

Play is indeed crucial to overcoming trauma Image: UNICEF
May 17, 2016

United Nations creates education fund for refugee children

Former British Prime Minster Gordon Brown on Monday announced the creation of the United Nations’ first humanitarian fund for the education of refugee children. This is his new role as U.N. special envoy for global education. He said the fund hopes to reach many of the estimated 20 million school-age […]