Intense fighting is taking place in Syria, in Tell Abyad district in Ar-Raqqa Governorate, close to the Turkish border. According to the Turkish authorities, since early June, more than 13,600 people have crossed to Turkey, even though not all from Tell Abyad.
20 June is World Refugee Day, when people around the world commemorate the strength and resilience of millions forced to flee their homes due to war or human rights abuses. This year, a variety of events are being planned across the globe to observe the day involving government officials, humanitarian aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves. UNHCR’s World Refugee Day Campaign aims to bring the public closer to the human side of the refugee story by sharing stories of hope and resilience from displaced people. More details on the campaign is available at www.refugeeday.org