World Refugee Day 2013: A brief look at UK media coverage
- 20 June 2013
Today is World Refugee Day and much of the focus in the UK media is on the ongoing conflict in Syria
The Independent leads with a report by Antoinette Powell, Communications officer for Christian Aid, from a recent trip visiting Syrian refugees in Iraq, and the Daily Mail covers a poignant collection of pictures released by Save the Children to mark the occasion. Elsewhere, the Huffington Post has a interesting infographic on the Syrian refugee crisis, courtesy of the European Parliament, andthe Guardian is hosting a live debate from 1-3pm examining investment and innovation in refugee camps. Also looking at humanitarian innovation, The Telegraph reports on UN tests of 'solar lighting' in refugee camp shelters to help improve living conditions and reduce the risk of violence against women and children on camps.
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Huffington Post UK
World Refugees Day: Giving a Better Reception to Those Fleeing Their Homes
It's not the abandoned vehicles along the roads or the bombed-out houses that provide the starkest reminder of just how far the conflict in Syria has escalated, but the groups of refugees that continue to pour across the borders. It's the fate of people like these hundreds of thousands of Syrians that World Refugee Day on 20 June calls attention to.
World Refugee Day: Thousands of displaced Syrians live on a knife edge
To mark World Refugee Day, Antoinette Powell, Communications officer for Christian Aid, reports back from her recent trip visiting Syrian refugees in Iraq.
- Save The Children has released a report and a poignant collection of pictures to mark World Refugee Day
- There are currently 1.6million refugees who have escaped Syria and crossed into neighbouring countries
- The conflict has so far claimed an estimated 93,000 lives according to latest estimates from the U.N
World Refugee Day: UN tests ground-breaking 'solar lighting' refugee camp shelters to keep women safer
The UN Refugee Agency is testing ground-breaking refugee camp shelters with solar lighting - the world's first - to help improve living conditions and reduce the risk of violence against women and children in camps.