A million Rohingya refugees have crowded into Kutupalong camp, near Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh. They have plastic sheeting and bamboo poles to make shelters. They often have to slog through mud and human waste.   The conditions are ideal for infectious disease.…

1.3 million Venezuelans arrived in Colombia in less than 18 months. More than 1 million have passed through Ecuador and 250,000 remain. And 3.6 million people have fled Syria to Turkey. With more than 68.5 million people forcibly displaced from their homes and 258…

Children are missing meals as support dries up for thousands of Central American migrants making their way across southern Mexico. In earlier waves, caravans traveling the route encountered local officials, religious groups and passers-by who offered reinforcements through…

The 1 million+ refugees who fled to Greece in 2015-2016 included some 3,600 unaccompanied minors.   Reception and identification centers—mostly ramshackle, overcrowded camps—strained to provide food, shelter and medical care. Few were prepared to address the emotional and…

There’s a saying: “Statistics are human beings with the tears dried off. As somebody who is responsible for building empathy for people forced to flee their homes, I really don’t like statistics,” Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

The European Union is “trapping refugees in ‘unsustainable, ineffective and dangerous’ conditions, a group of 25 NGOs charged in an open letter to European letters shared by Amnesty International.  

Rise with Refugees: Responding to an Urgent and Accelerating Global Crisis In collaboration with Global Health NOW from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Stanford Refugee Research Project is convening UN leaders and other experts to explore how to…

The UNHCR’s new vision to “help refugees thrive, not just survive” requires dismantling harmful narratives and shifting public perceptions of refugees. Refugee issues are a “hotbed of populist rhetoric, fear and misinformation,” says chief spokesperson Melissa Fleming,…

Has the world stepped up to respond the plight of refugees since 3-year-old Alan Kurdi died and washed up on a Turkish beach as his family tried to reach safety?

In Bangladesh, aid groups and authorities are poised to request over $900 million to support sprawling Rohingya refugee camps. These “city sized” settlements are now home to almost a million refugees, who fled a violent military crackdown in Burma in August 2017. Myanmar’s…