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1 in 113 people globally (65.3m) displaced from home

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1 in 113 people globally (65.3m) displaced from home

Today is World Refugee Day. UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report (video) has been published. It contains some startling statistics. “On average 24 people were forced to flee each minute in 2015, four times more than a decade earlier, when six people fled every 60 seconds.” Combining data from its own field staff as well as…

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Joint statement from Scotland’s faith communities for International Refugee Day

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Joint statement from Scotland’s faith communities for International Refugee Day

Faith communities across Scotland have released a joint statement to mark International Refugee Day on Monday 20 June. As representatives of faith traditions and organisations assisting faith communities in the struggle against poverty we share an imperative to offer compassion and justice to those who are afraid and oppressed. We are saddened that there are…

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