Category: refugee

‘Hardship of Life’: Powerful Photo Helps Change the Lives of Syrian War Refugee Family

After befriending a Syrian war refugee family living in his hometown of Hatay, Turkey, a photographer planned a life-changing photoshoot with the father and son, both of whom have lost limbs in the ongoing civil war. One photo turned out so powerful that it won an award and got the family the help they needed and…


Ukrainian Refugee Influx Could Ease Eurozone Labor Shortage: ECB

FRANKFURT—The influx of Ukrainian refugees into the European Union could gradually ease labor shortages in the eurozone as some of those fleeing the war are likely to settle permanently, the European Central Bank said on Monday. Around seven million people, mostly women and children, have fled Ukraine so far since Russia launched its invasion on…


UN Refugee Agency: Number of Displaced Tops 100 Million

BERLIN—The number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations, and persecution has crossed the milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, propelled by the war in Ukraine and other deadly conflicts, The U.N. refugee agency said Monday. “One hundred million is a stark figure—sobering and alarming in equal measure,”…


New Zealand Agrees to Receive 150 Refugees From Australia for Next 3 Years

Australia and New Zealand have agreed to resettle up to 150 refugees for three years from Australia’s offshore detention centre in Nauru, nine years after the offer was first made. Australian Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews and New Zealand Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi jointly announced the new arrangement that will be implemented under New Zealand’s…


Mayor: Churches Have Become Place of Refuge

NTD’s reporter on the ground in Ukraine spoke to several community leaders in the Ukrainian city of Ternopil. The mayor says the city’s churches have become a place of refuge. From NTD News


More Than 3 Million Ukrainian Refugees Have Fled as Russian Attacks Continue

The tidal wave of Ukrainians displaced by Russia’s conflict continues spilling into border nations and other countries, surpassing more than 3 million people since the invasion began on Feb. 24. At 1.5 million, nearly half of the refugees fleeing the country are children while 9 out of 10 people escaping are either women or minors, according to…


Bus Full of Ukrainian Refugees Overturns in Italy; One Woman Dead

ROME—A bus carrying Ukrainian refugees overturned on a major highway in northern Italy at dawn on Sunday, killing a young mother, Italian firefighters and news reports said. Italian state TV said there were also five people injured, but none of the injuries was serious, in the crash on the A14 highway near Forli’, a town…


Video: Mother Recounts Horrors in Ukraine

Anna Gorpenich and her children journeyed for 40 hours to the Ukraine-Poland border. She recounted to The Epoch Times the horrors she saw in various areas of Ukraine, including Russian soldiers walking through residential areas and shooting civilians.


Video: The Refugee Crisis at a Poland–Ukraine Border Crossing

The Epoch Times walks through the process for refugees at the Medyka border area after they cross from Ukraine to Poland and board buses heading west.


Video: Refugees From Ukraine Flee the War

On the ground, Ukrainians are fleeing their homes in droves. The Epoch Times’ sister media NTD hears from some of those seeking safety. From NTD News