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Over 800 migrants now feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks

GENEVA – Survivors’ accounts now indicate the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week as unseaworthy, overcrowded smuggling boats capsized and sank under the weight of their human cargo, the U.N. 522 more words


Bring Me Your Huddled Masses

“Bring me your huddled masses,” from the Economist:

Nine countries host most of the world’s refugees. None of them is wealthy. All border war zones, from Syria to South Sudan.

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No more excuses: Provide education to all forcibly displaced people


A new policy paper, ‘No more excuses’, jointly released by the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report and UN High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) before the World Humanitarian Summit on May 23-24 reveals new data showing that only 50% of refugee children are in primary school and 25% of refugee adolescents are in secondary school. 132 more words



MSF Tent Post Eviction


Idomeni has been empty for a few days now. Many NGOs are packing up, moving on, as the crisis is becoming ‘solved’. 1,412 more words

Refugee Crisis

17 years again

Last week someone tweeted a link to my post about the average length of stay in a refugee camp to the BBC radio programme More or Less, which investigates numbers that are in the news. 97 more words

Historical Perspectives

Economist 5/27/16

  1. THANKS in part to the surge of refugees from Syria, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN’s refugee body, now puts the world’s displaced population at a post-war record of 60m, of whom 20m are stranded outside their own countries.
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