March 5, 2021

The Editor Speaks: World Refugee Day

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Today (20) is World Refugee Day. World Refugee Day commemorates the obstacles refugees face each year, while also celebrating their courage and strength. Since 2001, the United Nations and more than 100 countries have observed World Refugee Day annually on June 20th. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has started the #WithRefugees petition to […]

Statement on World Refugee Day

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From Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission World Refugee Day will be recognised around the world on 20 June 2018, and the Cayman Islands Human Rights Commission joins the United Nations (UN) and other countries in standing #WithRefugees. This year’s theme indicates how the responsibility of supporting families forced to flee their homes due to war […]

The Editor Speaks: Did World Refugee Day pass you by?

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Last Monday June 20, it was World Refugee Day. Did it pass you by? It did me. I was shocked this morning that such an important day had gone and our media house had not even mentioned it/ I am sorry. Normally, on important days such as this, and even the not so important ones, […]

Caribbean not immune to impact of war, says UNHCR

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From Jamaica Observer PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) — The United Commission for Human Rights says the Caribbean is not immune from the impact of war, violence, persecution and discrimination. In a statement to mark World Refugee Day, being observed today, the United nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said “no country or region in the world […]