World Refugee Day: time for solidarity
Commissioners Andris Piebalgs (Development), Kristalina Georgieva (International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response), and Cecilia Malmström (Home Affairs) have published a joint statement on the increasing number of refugees and displaced people around the world.
"Every four seconds somewhere in the world a person is forced to flee her or his home due to conflict or natural disaster. On the 20th June each year we take the opportunity to highlight the plight of these people", they said. The EU works to help the many millions of people affected, both outside and inside its frontiers.
For more information: STMT/14/203
A MEMO has also been published about the European Commission's work on this.