BALTIMORE — Ahead of World Refugee Day on June 20, 2018, World Relief is challenging Americans to help refugees in the U.S. rebuild their lives by launching a free digital platform created to help anyone, anywhere become an advocate for the refugees in their communities.
Our world is currently in the midst of the greatest refugee crisis in history. Of the world’s 22.5 million refugees, the UN estimates that 1.2 million are in critical need of resettlement in 2018 because they face extreme vulnerabilities or family reunification needs.
What is harsh weather?
• Harsh weather conditions are defined as any extreme weather event associated with winter storms that may have one or more of the following elements:
• Strong winds
• Extreme low temperature
• Heavy rainfall/flooding
12 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, Oxfam and 13 other aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic humanitarian disaster now unfolding.
INGOs in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official closure of Sana’a airport, one-year ago today, effectively traps millions of Yemeni people and serves to prevent the free movement of commercial and humanitarian goods.