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 […]

UN agency chiefs issue ‘call to action’ on behalf of refugee children

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. Protecting refugee children is “a test of our shared humanity,” two top United Nations officials said on Wednesday. The statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) came in an editorial published […]

UN chief calls for ‘solidarity, compassion and action’ on World Refugee Day

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. With more than 68 million people worldwide displaced due to conflict or persecution — roughly equivalent to the population of Thailand— the head of the United Nations has called for unity and solidarity as a first step to support them. The appeal by Secretary-General […]