Posts Tagged “displacement”

Disproving the oft-repeated statistic that the average stay in a refugee camp is 17 years?

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Disproving the oft-repeated statistic that the average stay in a refugee camp is 17 years?

Is it really true that the average stay in a refugee camp is now 17 years? That was a question asked on a recent episode of BBC World Service’s More or Less programme that examines the facts behind quoted statistics. The statistic seems to originate in a nine year old UNHCR publication and whilst referring…

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The Land of the Invisible – EUsaveLives

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The Land of the Invisible – EUsaveLives

EUsaveLives – You Save Lives is a campaign by Oxfam and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO) to raise visibility of displaced people across the world. Their website reminds readers that the number of refugees and displaced persons in the world now exceeds 59.5 million for the first time since WW2…

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