The UN High Commissioner for Refugees says that by the end of last year in 2015, over 65.3 million people were displaced. Half are children.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (wiki)

Countries Host The Most Refugees

Refugee First Response Center - (RFRC)

The Refugee Project

The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons. Mobilizing direct legal aid, litigation, and systemic advocacy, IRAP serves the world’s most persecuted individuals and empowers the next generation of human rights leaders. IRAP is on the frontlines of the fight against the discriminatory executive order signed by Trump. By mobilizing an emergency taskforce of legal advocates and leading the fight in the courts and the press, IRAP is playing a critical role in protecting the rights of thousands of affected refugees and immigrants.

Asylum is needing shelter from danger or hardship.

Asylum Seeker is a person who was forced to flee from their country (endangered) and routed to nearby countries to seek refuge but, is not accepted yet as a refugee. Refugees and asylum seekers are different.

Right of Asylum is a person persecuted by their own country may be protected by another sovereign authority, a foreign country, or church sanctuaries.

Political Asylum is when a person is frightened to live in their own country. They will then go to another country. If they are allowed to live in the new country this is called political asylum.

Refugees Asylum
Humanitarian Visa
Nansen International Office for Refugees (wiki)

Refugee is a person who is forced to leave their country due to natural disasters or war and conflict.

Exile means being sent away from the country or area where you live.

Human Rights 

Colibri Center for Human Rights

International Rescue Committee high-impact, cost-effective solutions that help people affected by crisis.

Human Migration is the movement by people from one place to another with the intentions of settling temporarily or permanently in the new location.

Foreign Worker is a person who works in a country other than the one of which he or she is a citizen.

Immigration is the international movement of people into a destination country of which they are not natives or where they do not possess citizenship in order to settle or reside there. Immigration Services (USCIS)

Citizenship is the status of a person recognized under the custom or law as being a member of a country.

Syrian Network for Human Rights

More than 60,000 people have been killed through torture or died in dire humanitarian conditions inside Syrian government prisons throughout the country's five-year uprising, notably the lack of medication or food, Syria, recently estimated that 400,000 people had died throughout the last five years.

News Deeply Refugees
News Deeply Syria

Empower Syria's Children: Project Amal ou Salam. Empower Syrian Children to be the "Future Generation" of Syria and not a "Lost Generation"

Nationalities Service Center (NSC)
Comprehensive Services for Immigrants and Refugees
Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees (wiki)

International Organization for Migration

13.6 million are displaced in Iraq and Syria - Syrian Migration

UN warns of ‘record high’ 60 million displaced amid expanding global conflicts

Refugees 10 Years Increase

Smugglers Made Over $5 Billion in 2015 from refugess. Nine out of 10 migrants and refugees entering the European Union in 2015 relied on "facilitation services," mainly loose networks of criminals along the routes, and the proportion was likely to be even higher this year, the report said. About 1 million migrants entered the EU in 2015. Most paid 3,000-6,000 euros ($3,400-$6,800), so the average turnover was likely between $5 billion and $6 billion, the report said.

The World Food Program is poised to cut rations for 4.25 million people in dire need of aid due to a funding shortfall of $325 million ($376 million) to cover Syria and the region for the rest of the year.

2015 Global Hunger Index: Armed Conflict and the Challenge of Hunger
International Food Policy Research Institute

Reflections on Migration vivat

Refugee problem is the result of poor leadership combined with poor communication. Solving these types of problems takes a joint effort, just like any emergency, we need good planning and good communication, and we have to make sure that we're learning from these tragic events, and we have to make sure that the knowledge we gain is being shared and well documented. This way everyone can be better prepared for similar difficulties and struggles in the future. Our greatest strength comes from our knowledge, but only if we learn it and use it effectively. We need to utilize the power of the internet and bring together the combined intelligence and skills from millions of people around the world. If more people can be given a chance to help, then more people will help solving some of our biggest problems. We obviously can't depend on our current system of government. We need a more dependable system to manage our responsibilities.


Two nameless bodies washed up on the beach. Here are their stories (video / text)

The Empire's War on the Border - Full Documentary // Empire_File018/
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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Migrants and Refugees (HBO) (video)

Our Refugee System is Failing. Here's how we can fix it (video and text)

Unfairy Tales: Malak and the boat | UNICEF (youtube)

Unfairy Tales: The story of Ivine and Pillow | UNICEF (youtube)

Unfairy Tales: Mustafa goes for a walk | UNICEF (youtube)

The international refugee system is broken, new measures are needed

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees (wiki)

Support Networks for the Families of Murdered and/or Missing Aboriginal Women

Abusive Policing and Failures Protection Indigenous Women

Where the dead don’t count
For thousands of migrants from Africa, the Sahara is the first step. For many, it is also the last.

Dadaab is the World's Largest Refugee Settlement. Situated in northern Kenya near the border of Somalia, its five camps are a fragile home to roughly half a million people. By definition, a refugee camp is temporary, but life does not stop here. Love, marriage, children, work, art — life goes on. After two decades, there are more than 8,000 Dadaab grandchildren — children of children who were born in the camp. Following famine and renewed conflict in the region in 2011, over 100,000 new refugees flooded into the camps. Recently, the region has also been hit by a series of major security incidents, like kidnappings of aid workers and IED explosions. Despite the challenges, the Dadaab story continues to evolve.

Zaatari Refugee Camp

Living In A Camp By A Ruined City, They're Strangers In Their Own Land

People in need of Shelter and Housing
People in need of Food and Water
People in need of Medical Assistance

Missing Persons
Human Trafficking Centre

1 (888) 373-7888 National Human Trafficking Resource Center
SMS: 233733 (Text "HELP" or "INFO")
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Languages: English, Spanish and 198 more languages
Website: Trafficking Resource Center

2016 Trafficking of Humans in Persons Report

Human Trafficking (wiki)

Percentage of People Enslaved around the world