45,700 asylum-seekers and migrants have reached European shores after crossing the Mediterranean Sea in the first six months of 2018, a sharp decline compared to previous years. When compared to the peak of the arrivals in the first half of 2016, the number is five times lower, and represents a return to pre-2014 averages.
In Honduras, Marco was never open about his sexual orientation. While he was not ashamed of being gay and believes that most people around him knew, he always lived with the fear of being shunned or physically attacked if he were to open up about who he was. Now in Canada, he is happy to be living fully and in safety.
Chakmarkul is one of the smaller Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh, housing around 13,000 Rohingya refugees. But it is also one of the most risky due to its hilly topography and low-lying areas, making people here highly vulnerable to both landslides and flooding.
Pavlidis Pavlos makes a living out of dying. The Greek forensics professor has spent the past 20 years examining human corpses fished out of the Evros River, which forms most of Greece’s border with Turkey.
In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017 — a record high.
To raise the visibility of the displacement crisis facing the North of Central America, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is welcoming government representatives and human rights activists from the region on 18-20 June, to share first-hand information with Canadians.
UNHCR Canada is calling for support of LGBTQ refugees while showing solidarity with individuals forced to flee because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
A cab driver in his native Honduras, Armando* had to cross a patchwork of street gang territories each working day, fearing for his life.
UNHCR is rushing additional aid to Bangladesh where the first monsoon rains have been affecting Cox’s Bazar district and the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees there.