World Refugee Day

Solidarity for refugees: Whoever, wherever, whenever

A record 100 million people are currently displaced around the world. Almost one million of these refugees live in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar.

Stateless refugees and the calculus of human worth

There’s a whole calculus about good refugees and bad refugees, and how many of which must be welcomed where.

Confronting genocidal regime and global apathy: The Rohingya perspective

“We have been victims of genocide for decades and acknowledged as the most persecuted minority, yet the world has cared little about our legitimate rights and claims. It is time we took charge of our own destiny.”

“Let’s go home; let’s go to Myanmar”: Rohingya rally tells world

Thousands of Rohingyas today (June 19, 2022) held a peaceful rally in Ukhia of Cox’s Bazar – to tell the world that they want to go back to their homeland Myanmar, a day before World Refugee Day.

37 million children displaced, highest since World War 2: Unicef

Conflict, violence and other crises left a record 36.5 million children displaced from their homes at the end of 2021, the highest number recorded since World War 2.

Left in the lurch

With the Rohingya repatriation nowhere in sight, their leaders say they feel ignored both by the international community and the Bangladesh government in the process of making decisions about their fate.

World Refugee Day Today: Rohingyas in need of int'l protection: UN

The Rohingyas, the third largest refugee group in the world last year, are now in critical need of international protection as their condition is worse than the others, the UN Refugee Agency has said.

An opportunity to reflect on the suffering of the displaced

Tragically, more than 68 million people worldwide have been forced from their homes and are in need of generous hearts to help them through challenging times. Today is World Refugee Day, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the suffering of displaced people and what we can do to provide them safety as well as to prevent future displacement. On this year's World Refugee Day, Bangladesh stands out as a beacon of hope and inspiration.

World Refugee Day / Rohingya case, a litmus test for the world community

CR Abrar, Professor of International Relations at the University of Dhaka, talks to Eresh Omar Jamal about Myanmar's genocidal campaign against the Rohingyas and the international community's unfortunate but overwhelming silence in response.

June 20, 2017
June 20, 2017

What humanity has chosen to forget

Years later, we are now witnessing the greatest movement of the uprooted that the world has ever known. Even more than during the Second World War, as some 65.3 million people were displaced from their homes, 21.3 million of them refugees, according to 2015 UN figures.

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Being human

Photojournalist Darrin Zammit Lupi writes about his experience in covering boat arrivals to Malta in 2014

June 16, 2016
June 16, 2016

Haunted by a sinking ship

Thamer & Thayer, brothers from Syria, escaped war, then unrest in Libya only to be faced with death on the Mediterranean

June 14, 2016
June 14, 2016

Hamid’s escape from the Taliban

I was just 17 when I came once more close to dying, this time in my attempt to cross to Samos on a boat from Turkey, along with four more Afghans.

June 20, 2015
June 20, 2015

Overcoming compassion fatigue

We urge the Bangladesh government to review its Rohingya refugee policy, to robustly engage with the international community to compel Mynamar to create enabling conditions for the refugees to return, to refrain from taking new measures that may further jeopardise the interests of registered Rohingya refugees.