Venezuelan migrants risk their lives for a better future — Global Issues

Jhonny, 26, along with his pregnant wife, Cribsel, 19, sits with their two children at a migrant reception centre in Chile. The 3,700-meter-high altitude and freezing climatic conditions have noticeably taken their toll on this young family of four. They are sunburned and gasping for breath. The family trekked for…

‘My children ask me, what is Syria?’ Za’atari refugee camp enters second decade — Global Issues

Adil Toukan came to Za’atari camp in April 2013, from the city of al-Sanamayn in the Daraa governorate in southern Syria, along with his wife and two young children. Since then, he and his wife have had three more children, who know nothing about their home country.  “My family and…

Dealing with the trauma of displacement in The Gambia — Global Issues

When conflict broke out in Kaddy’s Senegalese village in early April, she was forced to leave her belongings behind to save her family. “We lost everything. When we left, we could not take anything with us. Our animals, our food; everything was destroyed in the fighting.” Together with her husband…

Braving mines and missiles to bring aid to Ukraine’s displaced population — Global Issues

Before dawn on 24 February, Kharkiv took a fierce hit. Within 24 hours, Russian troops had reached the northern suburbs, just 30 kilometres from the Ukraine-Russia border. Despite outnumbering the Ukrainian forces, the invading army was unable to enter the city. “I am from Kharkiv, from the largest residential area…

Rohingya refugees share concerns with UN rights commissioner during visit to Cox’s Bazar — Global Issues

In Cox’s Bazar, she visited camps housing Rohingya refugees who, after terrible repression and human rights violations, fled Myanmar five years ago “to get some safety,” she said. “An estimated 1.1 million Rohingyas are in Bangladesh right now, meaning Cox’s Bazar, some of them in Bhashan char,” Ms. Bachelet said…

140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA — Global Issues

The news comes at a time when global needs are at an all-time high, with a record 303 million people in crisis worldwide. “UN appeals aim to reach 204 million of the most vulnerable. Never before have humanitarians been called to respond to this level of need and they are…

Dozens missing after migrant boat sinks in Aegean Sea – UNHCR — Global Issues

“Very sad news from the Aegean: Dozens of people are missing after a boat sank off the island of Rhodes this morning (Wednesday),” UNHCR’s office in Greece said in a tweet. News media reported that the vessel sank at dawn after setting sail from southern Türkiye yesterday, heading for Italy….

Without immediate funding, 750,000 refugees will have ‘nothing to eat’ — Global Issues

The World Food Programme (WFP), UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and Ethiopian Government Refugees and Returnees Service (RRS) made the plea for assistance because without it, WFP will run out of food for the refugees by October. The impending crisis will leave vulnerable families at risk of undernutrition, micronutrient deficiency, and…