The List: the 34,361 men, women and children who perished trying to reach Europe - 20 June 2018
"Since 1993, one group has kept a tally of all the migrants and refugees who died trying to reach Europe.
To mark World Refugee Day, we look at what it tells us about the defining crisis of our times"
Download a PDF of the List here
+ Quick guide: What is the List?
2017 Sets a New Record for Refugees - Text + Audio - 19 June 2018
8,500 people lost in Mediterranean since death of three-year-old Alan Kurdi - 1 September 2017
"Author Khaled Hosseini responds to images of Syrian boy washed ashore by writing short story animated in virtual reality."
+ Experience Khaled Hosseini’s story Sea Prayer in virtual reality
+ Video: Sea Prayer: a 360-degree illustrated film by award-winning novelist Khaled Hosseini
"A still from the Guardian’s virtual reality experience Sea Prayer,
written by Khaled Hosseini."
- Germany Needs 400,000 Migrants Every Year
"Germany has been high on the list of migrant destinations in recent years, but to maintain its workforce at productive levels
it needs to attract 400,000 immigrants a year, a study shows."
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