To mark World Refugee Day (20 June), mayors from more than 50 cities around the
world are calling on all local authorities and municipalities to join them in
welcoming and including refugees in their communities. The announcement follows
the release yesterday (19 June) of new figures by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
that show a continuation of a five-year upward trend in the number of people
displaced by conflict or persecution worldwide.
Cities in action