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09.10.2020

A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions ahead of winter

A month after Moria fires, UNHCR warns of worsening conditions ahead of winter

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Four weeks after the fires destroyed Moria Reception and Identification Centre on Lesvos, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is… »

10.09.2020

Moria I: Large part of the camp set on fire yesterday night

Moria I: Large part of the camp set on fire yesterday night

Last night, the camp of Moria was set on fire and a large part of it was completely destroyed. The 12,000 refugees sheltered in the structure spent a wild night of terror. They testified, saying that “they tried to escape in nearby fields around the camp and initially there was… »

10.08.2020

Coronavirus and “reception policies in the Greek islands”

Coronavirus and “reception policies in the Greek islands”

The chronicles of recent days have reported the death of another human being in the Greek territory in the camp of Moria. This time it is a 21-year-old Afghan. According to the articles from the local press, the young man had knife wounds on his body, while the perpetrators… »

06.08.2020

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

Lebanon: Support for hospitals top UN priority in the wake of deadly blast

The United Nations is working closely with the authorities in Lebanon to support ongoing response in the aftermath of the massive deadly explosion that rocked Beirut on Tuesday, destroying large swathes of the capital. More than 130 people were killed in the blast, which ripped through the port and surrounding… »

21.07.2020

UNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands

UNHCR welcomes new Ukrainian statelessness law set to end legal limbo for thousands

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes a new statelessness law in Ukraine which came into effect this week. The law… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

19.06.2020

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

Resolving displacement critical for regional, international stability – UN refugee chief

As forced displacement tops 79.5 million, Filippo Grandi urges UN Security Council to use its authority seek peace and inclusion for the displaced. By Tim Gaynor Ending conflicts around the world that are driving unprecedented global displacement is not just a moral imperative but critical for international stability, the UN’s refugee… »

07.05.2020

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

FROM THE FIELD: Protecting the displaced in the time of COVID-19

Refugees and displaced people living in camps are amongst the most vulnerable communities across the world and more likely to catch COVID-19 than others, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM). In Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, an isolation centre has been built to provide health care to Rohingya… »

29.03.2020

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

#LeaveNoOneBehind: Prevent the Corona catastrophe now – also at the external borders!

If you want to help with donations, you can do so here: www.leavenoonebehind2020.org/funds To meet this Coronavirus crisis, we need solidarity. Coronavirus will hit especially hard for those who already have difficulties. That includes refugees at Europe’s external borders, as well as the homeless,… »

27.03.2020

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

Cardinal denounces: “We in Europe give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”

In Europe “we give money to Turkey so refugees don’t annoy us”, a cardinal has denounced. By Cameron Doody Key points – “I don’t see much difference with the wall Trump is building on the border with Mexico” – “People criticise Turkey’s use of refugees as a… »

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