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Refugees are rescued from a boat in Lesvos, Greece in 2012

World Refugee Day: everything you should know

Posted in Blog 5 months 1 week ago

On World Refugee Day, we come together to commemorate the challenges faced by refugees all over the world, and the incredible courage they show in the face of adversity. Find out when it is and how we mark this important day. 

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Rehul (left) and other ActionAid staff members in Bangladesh

Rehul Zannat (23) works with Rohingya refugees in the camps in Bangladesh. She joined ActionAid Bangladesh last year, and is one of several women leading the organisation’s projects in the camps. She lives in Cox’s Bazar.  

Some of the thousands of Rohingya refugees at Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh queuing under umbrellas for food from ActionAid, having fled violence in Myanmar

There are more than 600,000 refugees in Cox’s Bazar. As the eyes of the world follow every step of his visit, pressure is on for the Pope to foster a peaceful, long-term solution to the Rohingya Refugee Crisis.

Taslima was orphaned as her family fled violence in Myanmar

Imagine leaving everything behind; losing your husband or your parents; being the sole provider for your children or younger siblings. Thousands of Rohingya women and girls are now in this desperate position - often forced to sleep on the roadside - and recruiters of the sex industry are setting their sights on them. The #MeToo campaign is currently joining women's voices from around the world, exposing men who commit rape and sexual assault. We must not forget the women and girls who don't have a voice; like those fleeing conflict in Myanmar. 

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in North Rakhine, Myanmar, late last month.

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya families have fled to Bangladesh since violence erupted in North Rakhine, Myanmar, late last month. In the past few days alone I have seen thousands of vulnerable women and children flooding over the border into Cox’s Bazar, sleeping on the roadside, in the open air, with barely even the clothes on their backs.

Refugee and displacement crises

Refugee and displacement crises

Posted 2 years 4 months ago

Find out about the forced global displacement of people around the world and why it happens. Human-made and climate-related disasters, armed conflict, and violations of human rights has resulted in millions of people fleeing their homes and seeking refuge elsewhere.