Opinion

Russia's war on Ukraine highlights need for global effort to offer protection for all refugees

By Danijel Malbasa
June 21 2022 - 7:30pm
More than two million refugees have fled Ukraine since the start of Russia's military offensive, according to the UN. Picture: Getty Images

A week before Russia's war on Ukraine, I framed my refugee visa from two decades ago. A Humanitarian Visa certifying me as a "person of concern" to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to whom protection was owed in order to flee war, violence, and persecution.

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