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World Refugee Day 2014

20 June 2014

Today is World Refugee Day, a chance to pay tribute to the millions of vulnerable people around the world who've been forced to leave their homes with nothing, in fear for their lives.

Crisis in Iraq

In recent days, violence in northern Iraq has caused more than 500,000 terrified men, women and children to flee their homes. They are heading for a region already severely stretched by refugees escaping the civil war in Syria.

Iraq Crisis Appeal

Our head of humanitarian programmes, Adrian Ouvry, described the situation: 'This is a crisis on top of a crisis... There is now an even greater need for help.'

Please give what you can to the refugees of Iraq.

Photos: Syrian refugees in northern Iraq

See what life is like for some of Syria's Refugees in the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, who we have been supporting through this desperate time.

To view the gallery full-screen, simply press play and then select the enlarge button on the bottom right. To show the captions, select 'Show info' on the top right.

Radio interview: on the ground with Syria's displaced

Listen to Lucy Batchelor, our programme manager for the Syria emergency, who recently visited refugee communities in northern Iraq:

Find out more

  • A selection of photos we put together for World Refugee Day 2013.

  • A blog depicting life in an unofficial refugeee camp, Baynjan, in northern Iraq, which we visited last year. 


Iraq Crisis Appeal

Help those left with nothing

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