Statement from Commission on the co-legislators’ Roadmap on the New pact on migration and asylum

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The Commission welcomes the political agreement between the co-legislators on a Joint Roadmap on the Common European Asylum System and the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. This confirms the joint commitment to take all necessary steps towards the adoption of the legislative proposals […]

The number of people fleeing their homes has doubled in a decade. Why?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Helen Nugent, Senior Writer, Formative Content Mass displacement: what is forcing people to flee their homes? Imagine being forced to flee your home, leaving behind everything you’ve built and worked for, knowing you may never be able to […]

Turkey: EU provides additional €50 million humanitarian aid to support vulnerable refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission announces €50 million to support vulnerable refugees and their host communities in Turkey. This humanitarian aid will go to specialised healthcare services and help address protection issues including legal counselling, psychosocial support, as well as access to civil documentation. This […]

Stand Up For Ukraine: 9.1 billion euros pledged in support of internally displaced and refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The “Stand Up for Ukraine” global pledging event and campaign has raised 9.1 billion euros for people fleeing the Russian invasion, inside Ukraine and abroad, including €1 billion from the European Commission. On top of that, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has […]

Stand Up For Ukraine: global pledging event for refugees and internally displaced people taking place in Warsaw on 9 April 2022

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. In recognition of Poland’s essential role in supporting refugees fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, the Stand Up For Ukraine pledging event, convened by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau will take place in Warsaw on 9 April. The President […]

Stand Up for Ukraine: European Commission and Government of Canada team up with Global Citizen to mobilise support for refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today the European Commission and the Government of Canada announced the launch of a global campaign to raise funding in support of people fleeing the invasion of Ukraine, in partnership with international advocacy organisation Global Citizen. The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy called on […]

Ukraine: EU support to help Member States meet the needs of refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, the European Commission outlines the actions being taken to support Member States in meeting the needs of those fleeing the war against Ukraine and its people. Since the unprovoked and unjustified Russian invasion, some 3.5 million people – mainly women and children – […]

Ukraine: war, refugees and an energy system under attack

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Robin Pomeroy, Podcast Editor, World Economic Forum Ukraine energy companies and officials address a World Economic Forum event to discuss the situation and appeal for help. Nuclear safety raised as major concern. UNICEF describes plight of those caught […]

Russian aggression in Ukraine: MEPs praise exceptional solidarity with refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. As more than two million refugees flee war in Ukraine, mostly towards the EU, member states will have to continue showing solidarity, MEPs said on Tuesday. In a plenary debate with Brigitte Klinkert, French Minister Delegate for Economic Inclusion, on behalf of the Council, […]

Here’s what Ukraine’s neighbours are doing to help refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: John Letzing, Digital Editor, Strategic Intelligence, World Economic Forum The war in Ukraine is triggering Europe’s worst refugee crisis in decades. Most of the displaced are arriving in neighbouring countries. Abundant efforts both official and informal have been […]

Treating refugees as a problem is the real problem

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Seemab Mehmood, first year MBBS student at Fatima Jinnah Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect […]

How can we coexist with refugees?

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Ms. Sara Salvadori, a twenty-one-year-old medical student at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. She is affiliated with the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), cordial partner of The Sting. The opinions expressed in this piece belong strictly to the writer and do not necessarily reflect IFMSA’s […]

International Migrants Day: Statement of the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of the International Migrants Day, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement:  “This International Migrants Day we celebrate the potential of human mobility. In 2020, there were 281 million international migrants in the world, representing 3.6% of […]

We need to bridge the education gap for refugees, says new UNHCR report 

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, (UNHCR) From 2018 to 2020, almost a million children were born as refugees. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.6 billion learners have been affected by the closure […]

Why financial inclusion is key to integrating and empowering refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Executive Director, RIO Global refugee numbers have risen from 42.5 million to 82.4 million people in the last decade. COVID-19 has exacerbated dire living conditions for refugees trapped in long-term camps and left them vulnerable […]

These are the refugee athletes at the Tokyo Olympics

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content A refugee Olympic team first appeared at the Rio Games in 2016. Funded by IOC sponsorship, 29 displaced athletes have made the Tokyo 2020 team. The team’s participation helps highlight the global […]

Reimagining education for refugees post-pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Marie Penelope Nezurugo, Research and Analysis Specialist, World Economic Forum & Nellie Kamau, Incoming Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs Candidate, University of British Columbia Pre-existing operational and logistical constraints coupled with the effects of the pandemic […]

Climate refugees – the world’s forgotten victims

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Tetsuji Ida, Senior Staff Writer and Editorial Writer, Kyodo News Data on climate refugees – those forced to flee due to disasters and other weather events – is limited, which is why they’re called the “forgotten victims of […]

Venezuela: EU reaffirms support to refugees and migrants at International Donors’ Conference

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. Today, at the International Donors’ Conference in Solidarity with Venezuelan Refugees and Migrants the European Commission pledged €147 million, in addition to pledges by EU Member States, for immediate humanitarian assistance, medium and longer-term development assistance and conflict prevention interventions for Venezuelan refugees, migrants […]

MEPs call for better protection of migrants from human rights violations

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Parliament criticises the European Commission and some EU countries for overusing informal agreements on the return and readmission of irregular migrants. On Wednesday, Parliament adopted a report by 358 votes in favour, 309 against, with 26 abstentions providing recommendations on human rights protection in […]

How cloud technology is helping migrants stay safe during the pandemic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Measures to control COVID-19 have created new difficulties for vulnerable migrants and internally displaced people living in congested sites with limited access to water and sanitation facilities. The ability to gather, process and analyse large amounts of data from […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU allocates additional €3.5 million to support vulnerable refugees and migrants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has announced today an additional €3.5 million in humanitarian aid to help vulnerable refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina facing a humanitarian disaster. More than 1,700 refugees and migrants remain without appropriate shelter and support in Una Sana canton. After […]

Bosnia and Herzegovina: EU allocates additional €3.5 million to support vulnerable refugees and migrants

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has announced today an additional €3.5 million in humanitarian aid to help vulnerable refugees and migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina facing a humanitarian disaster. More than 1,700 refugees and migrants remain without appropriate shelter and support in Una Sana canton. After […]

World Refugee Day, 20 June 2020: Joint Statement by the European Commission and the High Representative

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of World Refugee Day, on 20 June, the European Commission and the High Representative made the following statement: “This year, World Refugee Day comes at a time when the world is facing a global pandemic that has already cost the lives […]

This is how many people are forcibly displaced worldwide

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The number of displaced people has reached an all-time high. One in every 97 people on the planet was forced to flee their home by the end of 2019. The past decade […]

Why it’s time to celebrate migrants

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalization and Development; Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Technological and Economic Change, University of Oxford & Marie McAuliffe, Head of Migration Policy Research Division, International Organization for Migration Most migration benefits the countries receiving […]

These German businesses are hiring refugees to plug the skills gap

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alexander Court, Marketing communications lead, World Economic Forum What do a German car manufacturer, railway operator and global courier service have in common? They all employ refugees. Volkswagen, the largest carmaker in Europe, Germany’s state-owned railway operator Deutsche […]

Here’s how community lending could help refugees find their feet

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Rya G. Kuewor, Executive Director, RIO Entrepreneurship is often proposed as the ideal way for refugees to achieve financial independence; while others say savings and lending services is the key. The ideal solution may, in fact, be a […]

Sassoli: Migration agreement respects fundamental principles of Parliament’s proposal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. “Finally we move in the direction outlined by the European Parliament.” This was the first reaction by European Parliament President David Sassoli on the agreement reached today in Valletta between four EU countries: France, Germany, Italy and Malta, on the redistribution of asylum seekers […]

Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €127 million to boost EU’s largest ever humanitarian programme

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) will finance 20 urban projects with €82 million. These projects were put forward by cities under the 4th call for proposals of the Urban Innovative Actions which is implemented by French region Hauts-de-France. In particular, Piraeus (Greece), Tampere (Finland) and Turin (Italy) will […]

EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €5.6 billion out of €6 billion now allocated in support of refugees

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today adopted a new set of assistance measures worth €1.41 billion, ensuring continued European Union support to refugees and host communities in Turkey. The programmes will focus on the areas of health, protection, socio-economic support and municipal infrastructure. The new measures […]

What can the private sector do to alleviate the refugee crisis?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Michel Botzung, Manager, IFC, Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations Africa Imagine arriving in a city, only to find that most (if not all) of the adults can’t work, start a business, or buy goods and services? This is true for […]

5 facts you should know about the world’s refugees

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Conflict, violence, persecution and human rights violations led to a record high of 70.8 million people being displaced by the end of 2018. The latest data from the UN Refugee Agency represents an […]