#Refugees – Defying the Odds for Life

Photo Credit: UNHCR - South African Refugees

10-27-2015UNHCR_EthiopiaThe decade of time is seamless. Those facing oppression, hunger, or threat to life and livelihood will defy the odds to provide  their families a better life, or just life.  Today, scores of Ethiopian and Somali refugees are arriving by sea at great risk and peril to Yemen, a country with its own problems of conflict, humanitarian, and food crises. (See: “Despite Raging Conflict, Scores of Refugees Continue to Arrive in Yemen by Sea.”) It is ironic that ten percent of Yemenis rank as internally-displaced persons (IDP’s) lacking basic necessities and the means to afford them with the on-going conflict.  Yet, this time it is Yemen that is the host. At the Mayfa’a reception center,  the UNHCR and its partners  provide shelter, food, and medical care  for those arriving via the Arabian Sea coast.

See more photos and stories from our series, “We’ve All Been Refugees — As Old as War & Natural Disaster.”

Spanish Civil War Refugees en Route to Chile


Guatemalan Refugees


More at : “UN at 70 – Look Back”  and “Global Citizen



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