Daily Archives: June 21, 2016

UNHCR Report Says A Record 65 Million People Are Displaced Worldwide

“An unprecedented 65.3 million people around the world have been forced from home. Among them are nearly 21.3 million refugees, over half of whom are under the age of 18,” UNHCR writes in remarks to its Global Trends report for 2015. More than 65.3 million people worldwide were displaced by […]

Climate Change: Time For Action Is Imminent

Hundreds of people were forced to flee their homes in Southern California this past Saturday as blazing flames spread and formed fire tornadoes. The wildfire was named the “Sherpa Fire” and consumed over 7,811 acres of land by Saturday evening. Thankfully, there were no casualties, but an increase in environmental […]

South China Sea: Indonesia Fires At Chinese Boats

  Indonesia has confirmed that on Sunday its navy fired warning shots at several Chinese vessels accused of fishing illegally near their northern Natuna Islands. This marks the third maritime confrontation that has occurred between Indonesia and China this year and demonstrates escalating tensions over sea and land rights within […]

Tens Of Millions Of People Still Displaced Worldwide: World Refugee Day

Just in time for World Refugee Day (June 20th), the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) released its displacement statistic, stating 65.3 million individuals were displaced in 2015, alone. The UNHCR states this is a record-breaking statistic and exceeds any numbers recorded since the organization began its records. This sets a […]