Every day should be World Refugee Day say advocates

Every day should be World Refugee Day say advocates

WNN Breaking (WNN) Strasbourg, FRANCE, WESTERN EUROPE: As World Refugee Day is recognized around the globe on June 20th the creators of this special day, the United Nations, is bringing attention to issues surrounding 45.2 million people worldwide today who are suffering under forced displacement and the narrowing life options, as well as no home […]

UN works with resettlement for Nepal Bhutanese refugees

UN works with resettlement for Nepal Bhutanese refugees

Nini Gurung for UNHCR – WNN Breaking (WNN/UNHCR) Damak, NEPAL, SOUTH ASIA: Seventy-nine-year-old Keshar Singh Rai vividly remembers the day he started his life as a refugee. It was August 1992, when he came to Nepal from Bhutan with his wife Bhai Maya Rai and their three sons. “Before leaving Bhutan we were in the […]

Kenyan government encourages hostile environments for Somali refugees

Kenyan government encourages hostile environments for Somali refugees

Melanie Teff with Mark Yarnell from Refugees International – WNN Earth Watch (WNN/RI) Nairobi, KENYA, EAST AFRICA: In December 2012, the Government of Kenya announced a directive that would force all refugees living in cities to relocate to camps, and shut down all registration and service provision to refugees and asylum-seekers in cities. This effectively […]

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Critical sexual violence causes mass exodus in Syria

Oliver Holmes – WNN Breaking (WNN/TLW) Beirut, LEBANON: Syria’s civil war is unleashing a “staggering humanitarian disaster”, sending hundreds of thousands of refugees fleeing to neighbouring countries, many of them citing fear of rape, an aid agency said on Monday. The New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC) said Syrian refugees interviewed in Lebanon and Jordan […]

Families in Kyrgyzstan fear resurgent violence and the onset of winter

Families in Kyrgyzstan fear resurgent violence and the onset of winter

Winter aid is distributed as temperatures drop and vulnerable communities in the south fear a return of June’s inter-ethnic violence Women News Network – WNN In partnership with IRIN and The Guardian News Development Network OSH, KYRGYZSTAN: With night-time temperatures hovering around zero and forecast to drop to minus 15C in a few days’ time, […]