An estimated seven million refugees — about one-third of the global refugee population — are between 10 and 24 years old, yet this demographic is often overlooked in humanitarian and development responses. At a critical time in their lives, these young refugees experience the stress of displacement, which can impact their future development and success.
As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labor in Libyan detention centers, many said they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.
A Papua New Guinea court on Tuesday rejected a refugee’s appeal to restore water, electricity and food supplies to a shuttered Australian detention camp, where hundreds of men have barricaded themselves in.
An estimated 10 million people worldwide are stateless, including three million officially, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday.
The number of people seeking refuge in Germany has more than doubled in the last two years to 1.6 million, with most fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday.
More than 13 million people inside Syria still need humanitarian assistance and nearly half are in "acute need" as a result of having fled their homes, of hostilities, and of limited access to food, health care and other basic needs, the UN humanitarian chief said Monday.