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July 2012

Numbers of Syrian displaced rises as violence continues unabated

With armed violence raging in Syria’s most populous city, thousands of frightened residents are seeking shelter in schools, mosques and public buildings. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and other national… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR delivers aid to over 30,000 displaced people in Myanmar’s Rakhine state In Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state, more […]

Iraqi Refugees: Will the Nightmare Ever End?

Iraqi Refugees: Will the Nightmare Ever End? According to a 2010 report by Refugees International, the U.S. had resettled some 48000 Iraqis in our country. When our last combat troops pulled out of Iraq in August 2010, more than a year after Obama assumed the presidency, 500000 Iraqi refugees … Read more on Huffington Post […]

Repaying Refugee Airfare

Recently I saw a video on YouTube about refugee repayment of the airfare loan.  It’s a good video, which I have embedded below. There are some comments on the YouTube site, but I am bringing it to this blog because of YouTube’s comment space limitations.  They allow up to 500 characters in a comment and […]

UN Refugee Chief expresses grave concern over numbers of people displaced by violence in Syria

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, António Guterres, today expressed his growing concern for the dramatic numbers of people who are fleeing their homes in Syria. “With the spread of deadly… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency Benfica and UNHCR score for needy in Mali and Kenya refugee camp Benfica beat Luis Figo’s side […]

“10 Million To 1” – Spirit FM 90.5 Interview

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Jamie Derzypolski of Spirit FM 90.5, in Tampa.  This was aired just days before World Refugee Day 2012.  The interview is nearly a half hour long, full of good information about refugees and resettlement. Just click the play button below to listen… [Audio clip: view full […]

Latest Refugee Camp News

Yida refugee camp swells to 60000 North Sudanese Photos and text by Paula Bronstein / Getty Images The Yida refugee camp in South Sudan has swollen to nearly 60000 as refugees flee from South Kordofan in North Sudan. Refugees are arriving at 300-600 a day, some walking five days and some walking … Read more […]

More people are risking lives in the Caribbean to reach safety

UNHCR is very concerned by the loss of life we are seeing in maritime incidents in the Caribbean among people trying to escape difficult conditions in Haiti. On Tuesday July 10, a woman drowned when a… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency UNHCR puts priority on health for refugees flooding into South Sudan UNHCR and […]

Sudanese refugees face growing health crisis

Sudanese refugees face growing health crisis A Sudanese family rests along a road they have been walking for the past three days, on July 6, 2012 along the border road inside South Sudan. Many refugees have been walking for 4 to 5 days from inside Sudan to get to Yida refugee camp from the Nuba […]

Asylum seekers frustrated with resettlement process

Asylum seekers frustrated with resettlement process Refugees and asylum seekers in Indonesia, many of whom fled persecution and conflict in their home countries, say they are being driven to get on boats for Australia out of frustration with the resettlement process. “It's been two years that I have … Read more on Gulf Times Teenage […]

More than 60 rescued at sea in southern Adriatic

UNHCR welcomes the prompt and efficient action of the Croatian Coast Guard yesterday (2nd July) in rescuing 65 people adrift on a boat in the Adriatic. The boat was spotted drifting off the Croatian island… UNHCR | The UN Refugee Agency