Today, 20 June, is World Refugee Day
UNHCR launched the campaign #WithRefugees on the eve of this day in order to raise awareness of refugee problem and give support in solving this problem. Celebrities all over the world stand #WithRefugees. Watch the stunning video and sign the petition today!
The report, entitled Global Trends, noted that on average 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015, four times more than a decade earlier, when six people fled every 60 seconds.
The detailed study, which tracks forced displacement worldwide based on data from governments, partner agencies and UNHCR’s own reporting, found a total 65.3 million people were displaced at the end of 2015, compared to 59.5 million just 12 months earlier.