World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day Facts And Quotes

The UN Refugee Agency's annual global trends study has found 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide at the end of 2016, a number higher than the population of the United Kingdom.

Barcelona Unveils ‘Shame Counter’

The mayor of the Spanish city inaugurated a large digital counter that tracks the number of refugees that have died while crossing the Mediterranean Sea.

Refugee Numbers Hit Record Levels

The world had 65.3 million displaced people in 2015 — almost 6 million more than at the end of 2014, the United Nations Refugee Agency said on World Refugee Day.
EU envoy to Turkey

EU’s Top Envoy To Turkey Resigns

Hansjörg Haber resigned less than a year after he was appointed over issues “having to do with Turkey” amid tensions over the EU-Turkey refugee deal.

UN Cuts Estimate For Refugee Arrivals

The U.N. expects 248,000 refugees and migrants to arrive in Europe via the Eastern Mediterranean this year, far lower than the “up to 1 million” it foresaw earlier.