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Today is the World Refugee Day
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The refugee crisis goes on
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World Refugee Day

Today is the World Refugee Day

Did you know that…

  • Every two seconds, one person is forced to leave home. 
  • 51% of refugees are children.
  • Violence and hungry have increased the number of refugees in 2017, reaching 68,5 million.

UNCHRToday is the World Refugee Day and we can’t lose the occasion to show, one more year, our commitment with more than 68 million people who have been forced to flee their homes in order to save their lives.

This is the fifth consecutive year that the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) registers an increase in the displaced population.

Among the list of the main countries experiencing the greatest flees, Syria leads the list, with 6, 3 million refugees, 14% more than in 216.

In its annual Global Trends Report, released today, UNHCR reveals this numbers ahead of World Refugee Day.

 

Worldcoo Team

The refugee crisis goes on

The boats continue arriving to the European coasts through the Mediterranean. All the travel risks, the waves or the low temperatures are insufficient to stop all the refugees that every day trying to arrive to Europe.

The refugees arrive to European coasts exhausted, wet and frozen. They are exposed to the death but it doesn’t matter, they prefer suffer this situation before that continue living with the concern that one day a bomb may hit in their home or that a bomb may explodes near them when they are in the street.

Despite the difficulties, there is no evidence that this situation will change. From the beginning of the year, 31.500 refugees have arrived to Greece. Last year in the same period, this data was 1.700 refugees.

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Unfortunately, when refugees arrive to Europe, their situation doesn’t improve. European countries don’t know how to manage the flow of refugees neither humanistic or logistically. For example, only 322 refugees of 160.000 (that the European countries had promised) have been relocated in the whole European territory. In addition, some countries have started to monitor the number of persons who cross the borders.

For many refugees their stay in the refugee camps had to be temporally but the truth is that their stay there is becoming to a permanent stay. Low temperatures have arrived with the winter and this fact has become in a new challenge for the refugees. The reason is that if they want to have fuel for heating, they have to pay and their savings are running out. For that reason it is difficult for refugees look a future beyond the refugee camps.

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If you are an Uvinum customer you can help Oxfam Intermon to provide water, refuge and health care to help thousands of refugees who are forced to leave their homes. If you want to know more information about the project, click here.

Together we have to avoid that this situation becomes “something normal” for us. Syrian refugees still need protection and humanitarian aids.

The Worldcoo team.

World Refugee Day

Every minute, 8 people leave everything they own behind to flee from persecution, horror or war. On June 20th World Refugee Day was celebrated and we want to show how the situation has impacted millions of people worldwide.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), on December 4th, 2000, declared the 20th of June, World Refugee Day.

World Refugee Day

According to UNHCR, in the last year, there are 60 million people that have been displaced by force, meaning 20 million people who are refugees and more than a half are children. 55% of these refugee come from countries that are affected by warlike conflicts or violent situations. These countries are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Somalia
  • Iraq
  • Syria
  • South Sudan

The high Commissioner of UNHCR, António Guterres, on the occasion of World Refugee Day, issued the following statement:

“World stability is falling apart leaving a wake of displacement on an unprecedented scale. Global powers have become either passive observers or distant players in the conflicts driving so many innocent civilians from their homes.”

Unfortunately, humanitarian organizations help people that live in crisis and they have few resources for refugees, to the point that some countries are closing their doors to people that need a home.

“Borders are closing, pushbacks are increasing, and hostility is rising. Avenues for legitimate escape are fading away. And humanitarian organizations like mine run on shoestring budgets, unable to meet the spiraling needs of such a massive population of victims.” Said António Guterres.

UNHCR differs from other humanitarian agents because they provide international protection to the refugees that don’t have protection for their governments. Their aim is defend all displaced person’s rights such as woman, children,  elderly and disabled people. Their mission is to join them with their families and to protect them from sexual exploitation, violence and military recruitment. Afterthey offer them things to help them rebuild, for example, an education, training and health services.

Nowadays, we want to fund an UNHCR project that has the aim of identifying and treating malnutrition and food insecurity that affect refugee children. Thanks to the solidarity of mequedouno users, we will be able to fund 100% of the project soon.

The current situation for all of these people is very hard, therefore, any small type of  help for them will be very important and relevant. Together we can help to improve their quality of life.

The Worldcoo team.

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