It’s International Migrants Day

To mark this year’s International Migrants Day on December 18, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community to come together and remember the refugees and migrants who have tragically lost their lives this year.

A global Candlelight Vigil will be held today to commemorate the lives that have been lost or have disappeared while trying to reach safe harbour after arduous journeys across seas and deserts in 2015.

You can visit the UN’s website to find out more about migrants and refugees or visit iamamigrant.org to read migrant stories in their own words.