Walk the talk: commemorating World Refugee Day at Durban beachfront

2013-06-21 00:00

About 100 people walked on the Durban beachfront yesterday to commemorate World Refugee Day. They wore orange or blue T-shirts, and carried balloons. This coincided with the release of the Global Trends 2012 report by the UN Refugee Agency. The report showed that the highest number of refugees were recorded last year since 1994, owing in part to the Syrian civil war. Gathering data from governments and NGOs, the UN calculated there were 45,2 million people displaced globally.

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