Turkish Coast Guard helicopters fly over the Aegean Sea within a rescue operation for the refugees stuck in rocks in offshore Dikili district of Izmir, Turkey. The refugees, including women and children, were trying to reach Greek Islands when an inflatable boat carrying them got stuck at the small islet near Dikili district of Izmir, according to a statement from the Turkish Coast Guard. The coast guard teams airlifted four children, while the others were transferred to safety in boats.
The UNHCR released their latest report on global displacement. There are now 65.3 million refugees or displaced people worldwide, a nearly 10 percent increase over the past year. Right now, there are nearly 65.3 million refugees or displaced people worldwide, according to the latest UNHCR report. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.
Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support. Where do these displaced people live? Where do the go? We know that a huge proportion of the world’s refugees are fleeing war-torn Syria, but other people around the world are forced from their homes every day for a variety of reasons — violence, natural disaster or economic collapse.