A new broadband channel highlighting the plight of more than 42 million uprooted people worldwide is now being streamed globally on Livestation, the online destination for live broadcasting.
The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) is now broadcasting appeals in a constantly updated flow of stories from some of the most urgent refugee flash points around the globe. A direct link to the UNHCR donation page is available on the Livestation player. The channel is available at this address: http://www.livestation.com/channels/68
The decision to stream the stories on Livestation was taken to coincide with World Refugee Day, which falls on 20 June each year.
It’s a date that the UNHCR uses to try to spread awareness about refugees and other displaced people and to raise funds for operations in countries such as Afghanistan, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq and neighbouring countries, Pakistan and Sudan.
Matteo Berlucchi, the CEO of Levitation, said the decision to invite the UNHCR to create a channel on Livestation was taken because of the growing demand for factual information about the plight of millions around the world who are forced to flee their homes by conflict and persecution.
“Livestation already has a rich array of partner news channels telling stories every day about those who are caught in the cross-fire or made to leave their homelands under threat.”
“The UNHCR channel will play an important role in showing the human suffering behind the headlines” he said.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees was established on December 14, 1950 by the United Nations General Assembly. The agency is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide.
Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State, with the option to return home voluntarily, integrate locally or to resettle in a third country.