“No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land.”— Warsan Shire
Current levels of global forced displacement remain at unprecedented levels and as a result, resettlement continues to gain global attention as the search for protection and solutions for refugees is more urgent and challenging than before. The world is witnessing the highest levels of displacement on record.
An unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home by conflict and persecution as of the end of 2016. Among them are nearly 22.5 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18. There are also 10 million stateless people, who have been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education, healthcare, employment and freedom of movement.
The conflict in Syria, now in its seventh year, was the world’s biggest producer of refugees (5.5 million). Humanitarian needs in Syria have increased significantly since the beginning of the crisis, with 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance, including more than 6 million children. Over 400,000 people have been killed and more than 1 million injured since 2010.
The Green, Green fields of home
Not every migrant who makes it over the treacherous waters of the Mediterranean Sea in the search for a better […]
Torn between a rock and hard place
Syrian refugees try the hard balancing act of trying to survive amidst the civil war stricken country and worrying about […]
Out of the frying pan and into the fire
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea in search of an improved way of life for themselves and their loved ones now […]
The sad reality of the covid-19 for refugees in Ireland
Experiences of Direct Provision during the Covid-19 pandemic, found 55% felt of respondents unsafe during the pandemic.
Covid 19 and Syrian refugees – torn between a rock and hard place
It was a region in the north-west of Syria which is largely held by rebel forces which confirmed its very […]
Very worryingly, people being forced from their homes is on the increase and climate refugees are now a recognized cause of the crisis.
On the last UN Refugee Day – 20th June – UNHCR presented a new, dramatic picture of the phenomenon of […]
Climate Change refugee
There are a couple of reasons why Climate change is creating a new category of refugee. First, climate change contributes […]
EU COUNTRIES DO NOT WANT TO ESTABLISH CONTROL CENTRES FOR MIGRANTS
None of the EU member states expressed a desire to build a control centre for migrants on their territory, states […]
100 MIGRANTS DIED NEAR THE COAST OF LIBYA
According to Medecins Sans Frontieres, around 100 migrants died as a result of the crash of two inflatable boats off […]
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ALLOCATED 40 MILLION EUROS FOR MIGRANTS IN GREECE
The European Commission has allocated almost 40 million euros to improve the conditions of migrants in Greece. “Today, the Commission […]
ITALY TO TAKE SOME MIGRANTS RESCUED IN THE MEDITERRANEAN
Two Italian ships allowed to land 450 migrants in Sicily after five European countries agreed to accept them. Italian Premier […]