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11:30 // 5 months ago
July 11, 2013
We have a nine-year old girl who is very attached to her mother, she’s very upset, she cries every day. The problem is we had no idea what was happening. Nobody told us anything.
A Syrian family gets separated as new Egypt regulations regarding Syrian refugees abruptly came about amidst the country’s coup. Syrians fleeing the ongoing deadly conflict in their nation cannot enter Egypt without a visa and prior security approval, citing that they found Syrians involved in Egyptian protests and violence. 87,527 Syrian refugees are currently in Egypt, as reported by the United Nations Refugee Agency. This certainly hurts.
16:41 // 9 months ago
June 30, 2013
united-nations:

Take a look at this UNHCR map of refugee data. Discover data on countries of origin and asylum for states across the world, stretching as far back as 1960, and build a picture of how the world’s refugee community has changed over the last 50 years.
Interact with the map here: http://rfg.ee/mlaIY

The country with the highest number of refugees, as of 2012? Pakistan, which is currently offering refuge to more than 1.6 million people. More than 2.5 million refugees have left nearby Afghanistan.

united-nations:

Take a look at this UNHCR map of refugee data. Discover data on countries of origin and asylum for states across the world, stretching as far back as 1960, and build a picture of how the world’s refugee community has changed over the last 50 years.

Interact with the map here: http://rfg.ee/mlaIY

The country with the highest number of refugees, as of 2012? Pakistan, which is currently offering refuge to more than 1.6 million people. More than 2.5 million refugees have left nearby Afghanistan.

13:20 // 9 months ago
May 16, 2013

New UN numbers show shocking increase in Syrian refugees

  • 1.5M refugees have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the civil war in Syria, and the rate that new refugees are registering with the UN is increasing at an alarming rate. It took roughly two years for the first million to register, meaning another 500,000 Syrians have been forced to seek refuge in the last 10 weeks. source
19:28 // 11 months ago
April 18, 2013

UN Report: Millions forced to flee homes due to fighting in Syria

  • 1.3M people have been forced to flee Syria as a result of the civil war which has gripped the country for the last two years, according to the latest UN report on the conflict.
  • 5M+ have been displaced inside of the country, with no end currently in sight for the fighting between those loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and opposition forces seeking regime change. source
17:08 // 1 year ago
November 10, 2012

Fighting in Syrian border city sparks mass exodus to Turkey

  • 8000 refugees fled from the Syrian border city of Ras Ayn into Turkey on Friday, their home beset by fighting and largely taken over by the Syrian rebellion, according to officials. Many escaping through intense fighting, gunfire and shells, this surge represents the biggest single-day number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria since it began, back in March of 2011. source
15:17 // 1 year ago
August 16, 2012

Skateistan, an Afghanistan school built around skateboarding: A pleasant reminder that life in Afghanistan is not always as depressing and devoid of hope as the media sometimes makes it seem — via skateboarding. More info here.

21:19 // 1 year ago
April 21, 2011

Libyan rebel forces win strategic victory at Tunisian border

Libyan rebels claim Tunisian border post: The deputy leader of the rebel forces that seized this strategic piece of land, giving his name as Youssef, said they had killed about ten pro-Gaddafi soldiers in the process, and injured twenty-five. Their ability to hold this post is key, as open access to Tunisia allows more freedom of movement (Tunisia is likely now concerned about being able to support the increased influx of refugees, which should have a much easier time migrating), and gives them a new avenue to receive medical supplies. source

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13:31 // 3 years ago
March 7, 2011

Libya: The United Nations pushes for large humanitarian offering

  • 400k the number of people leaving Libya that the United Nations expects to need aid
  • 600k the number of people inside Libya that the UN thinks will need varying degrees of help
  • $160M the amount that the UN wants to set aside to help with the crisis in Libya source
10:42 // 3 years ago
March 6, 2011
That is a matter of some anxiety … Two days ago there were 10,000 or 11,000 people coming across (the border). Yesterday there were only 1,863 people who came across That is an artificial flow. Something has happened.
British International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell • Expressing worry over the sudden drop of refugees coming out of Libya. Mitchell expressed concern about what he saw happening in the country: “I met people on the border who had been robbed by Gaddafi loyalists…, who said they had had in some cases their papers removed, any money they had, their watches, their goods.” Mitchell says that the world at large should prepare to expand the humanitarian effort in Libya at a moment’s notice. source (viafollow)
10:29 // 3 years ago