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Secretary-General’s message on World Refugee Day

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New York, 20 June 2015 On this World Refugee Day, let us remember the plight of the millions of people worldwide who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and persecution.  At the end of 2014, 59.5 million persons – the highest number on record – were forcibly displaced around the globe.  This means that one in every 122 human beings today is either a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum. The ongoing conflict in Syria, as well as crises in Iraq, Ukraine, South Sudan, Central African Republic, northeastern Nigeria and parts of Pakistan, have led to a [Read More]

Angelina Jolie Pitt Speaks About Syrian Refugee at Security Council Meeting

Apr 24, 2015 Celebrities , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 24 2015 – Angelina Jolie Pitt (right), Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), addresses the Security Council meeting on the continuing conflict in Syria and the attendant humanitarian and refugee crises. At her side is the High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres. On the Photo: Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie and UNHCR High Commissioner, Antonio Guterres Credit: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire Actor Angelina Jolie, a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Special Envoy, said the United Nations is failing to end the conflict in Syria. Speaking at a Security Council meeting on the Humanitarian situation in [Read More]

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