CNN  —  War, violence, persecution and human rights abuses have pushed the world past a “dramatic milestone,” according to a new report from the UN’s refugee agency. More than 100 million people have been forced to flee their homes, according to the UNHCR’s Global Trends Report, which describes that figureContinue Reading

LOS ANGELES — The United States and Latin American countries on Friday plan to issue a joint declaration at the Americas summit, committing nations across the region to receive migrants and provide avenues for them to secure humanitarian protection and earn a living, according to U.S. officials who publicly spokeContinue Reading

LOS ANGELES — The United States and Latin American countries on Friday plan to issue a joint declaration at the Americas summit, committing nations across the region to receive migrants and provide avenues for them to secure humanitarian protection and earn a living, according to U.S. officials who publicly spokeContinue Reading

But she said that the W.H.O. estimates were far too high. “It is not the numbers that matter most, but how to intervene in handling Covid-19,” she said. For still other countries that suffered grievously during the pandemic, the W.H.O. estimates illuminated even more startling figures hiding inside already devastatingContinue Reading

FUNKOYA, Sierra Leone — Augustine Alpha begins gently. “Who lives in this home?” he asks the young man, who has come in from the fields to answer his questions. Your name? Age? Religion? Marital status? In what grade did you leave school? Do you own a bicycle? Mr. Alpha tapsContinue Reading