Six wealthiest countries host less than 9% of world's refugees - Article + Video - 18 July 2016
"US, China, Japan, Germany, France and UK accommodate just 2.1 million refugees, according to Oxfam report."
The UK is the 10th highest source of migrants for the rest of the world - 23 June 2016
- Mediterranean death toll has reached more than 2,500 this year, says UN - 31 May 2016
"Total of 204,000 migrants and refugees have crossed since January, with at least 880 deaths in the past week alone...
More than 2,500 people have died trying to make the journey across the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2016, the UN has said, a sharp jump from the same period last year.
At the same time about 204,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean since January, a figure that has also climbed acutely."
- UNHCR refugee statistics: full data
"There are more people forcibly displaced from their homes than ever before. Find out where refugees come from - and where they go."
- UN warning
on World Refugee Day - 20 June 2008
"The reasons why people flee their homes are becoming increasingly
complex and interlinked, the UN has warned as it marks World Refugee
There are about 11m refugees worldwide and 26m internally displaced
Nowadays people do not just flee persecution and war. Other reasons
include injustice, exclusion, competition for scarce resources and
consequences of dysfunctional states..."
+ A VIDEO with Angelina Jolie