GENEVA / WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVANCER

19-Jun-2013 00:03:15
The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) annual Global Trends report, released today (19 June) covers displacement that occurred during 2012 based on data from governments, NGO partners, and the UN refugee agency itself. The report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 million at the end of 2011. UNHCR
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STORY: GENEVA / WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVANCER
TRT: 3.15
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 JUNE 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE
SHOTLIST
FILE - 25 APRIL 2012, AFGHANISTAN

1. Med shot, old Pakistan Refugee

FILE - 13 MARCH 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

2. Med shot, child Refugee

FILE – 2012, NIGER

3. Med shot, men refugees

FILE – 8 AUGUST 2012, MAURITANIA

4. Close up, Mali refugee woman

FILE – 5 DECEMBER 2012, JORDAN

5. Close up, crying Syrian refugee girl

FILE – 2012, SAHEL

6. Wide shot, Mali refugees women walking around

FILE – 17 AUGUST 2012, JAMMAN, SUDAN

7. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees climbing into truck

FILE – 21 FEBRUARY 2012, JORDAN

8. Wide shot, Syrian refugees border crossing at night

FILE – 12 NOVEMBER 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

9. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees standing

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

10. Wide shot, Syrian refugees
11. Wide shot, Syrian refugee baby

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

12. Wide shot, Somali refugee women

FILE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2012, BAGDAD, IRAQ

13. Wide shot, IDP Iraqi man sitting on floor

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

14. Wide shot, Syrian refugees in moving cart

FILE – DECEMBER 2012, JABER, JORDAN

15. Wide shot, Syrian refugees at night

FILE – 13 DECEMBER 2012, MUGUNGA CAMP, EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

16. Med shot, women refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo carrying items on head

FILE – 17 AUGUST 2012, JAMMAN, SUDAN

17. Med shot, old Sudanese refugee woman

FILE – 29 OCTOBER 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

18. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees carrying beds

14 JUNE 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

19. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres :
“Every 4.1 seconds there is a new refugee or new Internal displaced, which means that every time you blink, one more person is forced to flee.”

FILE – 25 APRIL 2012, AFGHANISTAN

20. Med shot, Pakistani refugee men
21. Wide shot, Pakistani refugees under tent
22. Wide shot, Pakistani refugees collecting supplies
23. Wide shot, streets of Afghanistan

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

24. Wide shot, destroyed building
25. Wide shot, man walking on destroyed building

FILE – 2 FEBRUARY 2013, SYRIA

26. Med shot, Syrian refugees at border getting in military truck

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SYRIA

27. Wide shot, Somali refugee women
28. Wide shot, Somali refugee mother with children

FILE – 17 AUGUST 2012, JAMMAN, SUDAN

29. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees walking in crowds

FILE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2012, BAGDAD, IRAQ

30. Med shot, Children looking over destroyed building

FILE – 11 APRIL 2012, MAURITANIA

31. Wide shot, Mali refugees getting water in buckets

FILE – 15 AUGUST 2012, MBERA REFUGEE CAMP, MAURITANIA

32. Wide shot, Mali children refugees sitting

FILE – 13 APRIL 2012, MAURITANIA

33. Close up, old woman

FILE - 13 MARCH 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

34. Wide shot, Syrian refugees walking in Za’atri Camp

FILE – 4 APRIL 2013, BEKAA SETTLEMENT, LEBANON

35. Close up, young Syrian girl

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

36. Med shot, young girls from

FILE – 12 NOVEMBER 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

37. Med shot, young Children

FILE – 15 APRIL 2013, DOMIZ CAMP, IRAQ

38. Close up, young Syrian girl smiling behind a fence

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

39. Med shot, boy in a makeshift tent

FILE – FEBRUARY 2012, SUDAN

40. Med shot, two Eritrean girls playing

FILE - 12 MARCH 2012, JORDAN

41. Wide shot, Syrian children arriving in Jordan during the night
42. Med shot, small Syrian girl being lifted into a truck by a Jordanian soldier
43. Close up, Syrian refugee boy holding his baby sister

FILE - 13 MARCH 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

44. Close up, Syrian refugee girl peeking outside a tent

FILE - 12 FEBRUARY 2013, SIDON, LEBANON

45. Med shot, Syrian refugee children in a registration centre
46. Close up, Syrian refugee boy in a registration centre

FILE – 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

47. Close up, boy in a classroom smiling
48. Med shot, Women walking in the crowd

FILE – 2012, JAMMAN, SOUTH SUDAN

49. Wide shot, people relocated by truck

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

50. Wide shot, Somalian girl picking up dead wood
51. Med shot, Somali family in front of their in a makeshift tent

FILE – 2 FEBRUARY 2013, MOPTI, MALI

52. Wide shot, Malian IDPs travelling on boats

FILE – APRIL 2013, LESBOS, GREECE

53. Close up, Syrian refugee man crying

FILE – 4 FEBRUARY 2013, JORDAN

54. Wide shot, Syrian refugees arriving during the Night in Jordan
55. Close up, Syrian man

FILE – 21 FEBRUARY 2013, JORDAN

56. Wide shot, families of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan

FILE – 25 JANUARY 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

57. Med shot, refugee woman from Syria carrying a girl and getting out of a bus

FILE – 4 APRIL 2013, BEKAA SETTLEMENT, LEBANON

58. Close up, young girl sitting in the grass

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

59. Wide shot, old man walking away from the camera


STORYLINE

More people are refugees or internally displaced than at any time since 1994, with the crisis in Syria having emerged as a major new factor in global displacement.

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) annual Global Trends report, released today (19 June) covers displacement that occurred during 2012 based on data from governments, NGO partners, and the UN refugee agency itself. The report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 million at the end of 2011.

This includes 15.4 million refugees, 937,000 asylum seekers, and 28.8 million people forced to flee within the borders of their own countries. The report does not include the rise in those forced from their homes in Syria during the current year.

War remains the dominant cause. A full 55 percent of all refugees listed in UNHCR's report come from just five war-affected countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. The report also charts major new displacement from Mali, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and from Sudan into South Sudan and Ethiopia.

António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees and head of UNHCR, called the statistics “alarming."

Guterres said, “Every 4.1 seconds there is a new refugee or new Internal displaced, which means that every time you blink, one more person is forced to flee”

Also evident is a continuing gap between richer and poorer countries in hosting refugees. Of 10.5 million refugees under UNHCR's mandate -- a further 4.9 million Palestinian refugees fall under the mandate of its sister-agency, the UN Relief and Works Agency), half are hosted by countries that have a per capita GDP of less than $5,000. In all, developing countries host 81 percent of the world's refugees compared to 70 percent a decade ago.

Children below age 18 make up 46 percent of all refugees. In addition, a record 21,300 asylum applications submitted during 2012 were from children who were unaccompanied or separated from their parents. This is the highest number of unaccompanied or separated children that UNHCR has recorded.

Global displacement for any year is the sum of new displacement, existing unresolved displacement, and subtracting resolved displacement such as people returning home or being allowed to settle permanently outside their home country through citizenship or some other solution.

UNHCR works to help people who are forcibly displaced, including through aid and immediate practical help, and by finding solutions to their plight. The year 2012 saw an end to displacement for 2.7 million people, including 526,000 refugees and 2.1 million internally displaced people. Among those for whom solutions were found are 74,800 people submitted by UNHCR for resettlement in third countries.
Last year saw little change from 2011 in the rankings of the world's major refugee hosting countries. Pakistan continued to host more refugees than any other nation (1.6 million), followed by Iran (868,200) and Germany (589,700).

Afghanistan remained the world's top producer of refugees, a position it has held for 32 years. On average, one out of every four refugees worldwide is Afghan, with 95 percent located in Pakistan or Iran. Somalia, another protracted conflict, was the world's second largest refugee-producing nation during 2012, however there the rate of refugee outflow slowed. Iraqis were the third largest refugee group (746,700 persons), followed by Syrians (471,400).

With people displaced inside their own countries, the figure of 28.8 million for 2012 is the highest level in more than two decades. This includes 17.7 million who are being helped by the UN refugee agency. UN
STORYLINE
EVA / WORLD REFUGEE DAY ADVANCER
TRT: 3.15
SOURCE: UNHCR
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 14 JUNE 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND / FILE

SHOTLIST:

FILE - 25 APRIL 2012, AFGHANISTAN

1. Med shot, old Pakistan Refugee

FILE - 13 MARCH 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

2. Med shot, child Refugee

FILE – 2012, NIGER

3. Med shot, men refugees

FILE – 8 AUGUST 2012, MAURITANIA

4. Close up, Mali refugee woman

FILE – 5 DECEMBER 2012, JORDAN

5. Close up, crying Syrian refugee girl

FILE – 2012, SAHEL

6. Wide shot, Mali refugees women walking around

FILE – 17 AUGUST 2012, JAMMAN, SUDAN

7. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees climbing into truck

FILE – 21 FEBRUARY 2012, JORDAN

8. Wide shot, Syrian refugees border crossing at night

FILE – 12 NOVEMBER 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

9. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees standing

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

10. Wide shot, Syrian refugees
11. Wide shot, Syrian refugee baby

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

12. Wide shot, Somali refugee women

FILE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2012, BAGDAD, IRAQ

13. Wide shot, IDP Iraqi man sitting on floor

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

14. Wide shot, Syrian refugees in moving cart

FILE – DECEMBER 2012, JABER, JORDAN

15. Wide shot, Syrian refugees at night

FILE – 13 DECEMBER 2012, MUGUNGA CAMP, EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO

16. Med shot, women refugees from Democratic Republic of Congo carrying items on head

FILE – 17 AUGUST 2012, JAMMAN, SUDAN

17. Med shot, old Sudanese refugee woman

FILE – 29 OCTOBER 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

18. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees carrying beds

14 JUNE 2013, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

19. SOUNDBITE (English) UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres :
“Every 4.1 seconds there is a new refugee or new Internal displaced, which means that every time you blink, one more person is forced to flee.”

FILE – 25 APRIL 2012, AFGHANISTAN

20. Med shot, Pakistani refugee men
21. Wide shot, Pakistani refugees under tent
22. Wide shot, Pakistani refugees collecting supplies
23. Wide shot, streets of Afghanistan

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

24. Wide shot, destroyed building
25. Wide shot, man walking on destroyed building

FILE – 2 FEBRUARY 2013, SYRIA

26. Med shot, Syrian refugees at border getting in military truck

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SYRIA

27. Wide shot, Somali refugee women
28. Wide shot, Somali refugee mother with children

FILE – 17 AUGUST 2012, JAMMAN, SUDAN

29. Wide shot, Sudanese refugees walking in crowds

FILE – 15 SEPTEMBER 2012, BAGDAD, IRAQ

30. Med shot, Children looking over destroyed building

FILE – 11 APRIL 2012, MAURITANIA

31. Wide shot, Mali refugees getting water in buckets

FILE – 15 AUGUST 2012, MBERA REFUGEE CAMP, MAURITANIA

32. Wide shot, Mali children refugees sitting

FILE – 13 APRIL 2012, MAURITANIA

33. Close up, old woman

FILE - 13 MARCH 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

34. Wide shot, Syrian refugees walking in Za’atri Camp

FILE – 4 APRIL 2013, BEKAA SETTLEMENT, LEBANON

35. Close up, young Syrian girl

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

36. Med shot, young girls from

FILE – 12 NOVEMBER 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

37. Med shot, young Children

FILE – 15 APRIL 2013, DOMIZ CAMP, IRAQ

38. Close up, young Syrian girl smiling behind a fence

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

39. Med shot, boy in a makeshift tent

FILE – FEBRUARY 2012, SUDAN

40. Med shot, two Eritrean girls playing

FILE - 12 MARCH 2012, JORDAN

41. Wide shot, Syrian children arriving in Jordan during the night
42. Med shot, small Syrian girl being lifted into a truck by a Jordanian soldier
43. Close up, Syrian refugee boy holding his baby sister

FILE - 13 MARCH 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

44. Close up, Syrian refugee girl peeking outside a tent

FILE - 12 FEBRUARY 2013, SIDON, LEBANON

45. Med shot, Syrian refugee children in a registration centre
46. Close up, Syrian refugee boy in a registration centre

FILE – 2012, SOUTH SUDAN

47. Close up, boy in a classroom smiling
48. Med shot, Women walking in the crowd

FILE – 2012, JAMMAN, SOUTH SUDAN

49. Wide shot, people relocated by truck

FILE – 27 JULY 2012, SOMALIA

50. Wide shot, Somalian girl picking up dead wood
51. Med shot, Somali family in front of their in a makeshift tent

FILE – 2 FEBRUARY 2013, MOPTI, MALI

52. Wide shot, Malian IDPs travelling on boats

FILE – APRIL 2013, LESBOS, GREECE

53. Close up, Syrian refugee man crying

FILE – 4 FEBRUARY 2013, JORDAN

54. Wide shot, Syrian refugees arriving during the Night in Jordan
55. Close up, Syrian man

FILE – 21 FEBRUARY 2013, JORDAN

56. Wide shot, families of Syrian refugees arriving in Jordan

FILE – 25 JANUARY 2013, ZA’ATRI CAMP, JORDAN

57. Med shot, refugee woman from Syria carrying a girl and getting out of a bus

FILE – 4 APRIL 2013, BEKAA SETTLEMENT, LEBANON

58. Close up, young girl sitting in the grass

FILE – 1 MAY 2013, SYRIA

59. Wide shot, old man walking away from the camera


STORYLINE

More people are refugees or internally displaced than at any time since 1994, with the crisis in Syria having emerged as a major new factor in global displacement.

The UN Refugee agency (UNHCR) annual Global Trends report, released today (19 June) covers displacement that occurred during 2012 based on data from governments, NGO partners, and the UN refugee agency itself. The report shows that as of the end of 2012, more than 45.2 million people were in situations of displacement compared to 42.5 million at the end of 2011.

This includes 15.4 million refugees, 937,000 asylum seekers, and 28.8 million people forced to flee within the borders of their own countries. The report does not include the rise in those forced from their homes in Syria during the current year.

War remains the dominant cause. A full 55 percent of all refugees listed in UNHCR's report come from just five war-affected countries: Afghanistan, Somalia, Iraq, Syria and Sudan. The report also charts major new displacement from Mali, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and from Sudan into South Sudan and Ethiopia.

António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees and head of UNHCR, called the statistics “alarming."

Guterres said, “Every 4.1 seconds there is a new refugee or new Internal displaced, which means that every time you blink, one more person is forced to flee”

Also evident is a continuing gap between richer and poorer countries in hosting refugees. Of 10.5 million refugees under UNHCR's mandate -- a further 4.9 million Palestinian refugees fall under the mandate of its sister-agency, the UN Relief and Works Agency), half are hosted by countries that have a per capita GDP of less than $5,000. In all, developing countries host 81 percent of the world's refugees compared to 70 percent a decade ago.

Children below age 18 make up 46 percent of all refugees. In addition, a record 21,300 asylum applications submitted during 2012 were from children who were unaccompanied or separated from their parents. This is the highest number of unaccompanied or separated children that UNHCR has recorded.

Global displacement for any year is the sum of new displacement, existing unresolved displacement, and subtracting resolved displacement such as people returning home or being allowed to settle permanently outside their home country through citizenship or some other solution.

UNHCR works to help people who are forcibly displaced, including through aid and immediate practical help, and by finding solutions to their plight. The year 2012 saw an end to displacement for 2.7 million people, including 526,000 refugees and 2.1 million internally displaced people. Among those for whom solutions were found are 74,800 people submitted by UNHCR for resettlement in third countries.
Last year saw little change from 2011 in the rankings of the world's major refugee hosting countries. Pakistan continued to host more refugees than any other nation (1.6 million), followed by Iran (868,200) and Germany (589,700).

Afghanistan remained the world's top producer of refugees, a position it has held for 32 years. On average, one out of every four refugees worldwide is Afghan, with 95 percent located in Pakistan or Iran. Somalia, another protracted conflict, was the world's second largest refugee-producing nation during 2012, however there the rate of refugee outflow slowed. Iraqis were the third largest refugee group (746,700 persons), followed by Syrians (471,400).

With people displaced inside their own countries, the figure of 28.8 million for 2012 is the highest level in more than two decades. This includes 17.7 million who are being helped by the UN refugee agency. UNHCR assistance to IDPs is not automatic but occurs at the request of governments. Significant new internal displacement was seen in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Syria.
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