Refugee Portraits: Awadil
For the fourth article in our series, we met Awadil*, who had to flee Pakistan 28 years ago, where his life was in danger. He was granted asylum in Switzerland, where he now works as a social worker helping other refugees.
Refugee Portraits
Yemen: the world's largest humanitarian crisis.
Eight years. That's how long the crisis in Yemen has already lasted, a civil war that has forced more than 4 million people to move within the country. A devastating crisis, which has destroyed health services and food supplies in the country.
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Gillian Triggs: women in forced displacement
Today is international women’s day. In partnership with Corriere del Ticino, we decided to mark this day not only by talking about the challenges faced by forcibly displaced women, but also by highlighting the advances made in terms of gender equality.
In Switzerland
Ukraine: already 1 million refugees forced to flee
More than one million refugees have fled Ukraine to neighbouring countries in the past week. If the situation continues to deteriorate, there will be up to 12 million people inside Ukraine, and 4 million refugees from Ukraine.
Emergency
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Horn of Africa: worst drought in 40 years
In Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia, people are suffering from one of the worst droughts in 40 years. 18.4 million people are on the verge of famine. A new challenge for people already forced to flee in the region.
Emergency
The Swiss refugee parliament
On 8 May 2022, the second edition of the Swiss Refugee Parliament took place in Bern. The aim of this event? To give a platform to refugees to debate and draw attention to some of the issues they are closely dealing with.
In Switzerland
New tragedy in Afghanistan
A powerful earthquake has hit southeastern Afghanistan, with early reports of over 1000 deaths and many more injured.
Emergency
Everyone has the right to seek safety
Every year, 20 June is World Refugee Day. This year, the theme of World Refugee Day is the right of every person to find refuge.
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