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12.04.2021

This Ramadan, UNHCR calls for solidarity with those hit hardest by the global pandemic

This Ramadan, UNHCR calls for solidarity with those hit hardest by the global pandemic

As the Islamic world prepares to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support for millions of refugees and internally displaced people hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. People forced to flee their homes must be included on an equal footing in global vaccination… »

23.02.2021

Lesbos: Winter brings more suffering for refugees

Lesbos: Winter brings more suffering for refugees

The Kara Tepe camp for displaced people on the Greek island of Lesbos is ill-suited for the harsh winter conditions. Aid agencies are sounding the alarm about catastrophic conditions there. Things have gone from bad to worse at the temporary Kara Tepe camp for displaced people on the Greek… »

17.01.2021

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR welcomes Mexico’s reforms to protect rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the entry into force of important new measures in Mexico to protect the rights of child refugees and asylum-seekers, including the end of immigration detention for boys and girls. Under the reforms, no children, either accompanied or unaccompanied, are to be held in immigration… »

25.11.2020

Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

By the United African Congress We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa… »

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… »

29.09.2020

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Cyprus: Asylum Seekers Summarily Returned

Pushbacks Against Surge of Arrivals by Boat From Lebanon Cypriot coast guard forces summarily pushed back, abandoned, expelled, or returned more than 200 migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers coming from Lebanon during the first week of September 2020 without giving them the opportunity to lodge… »

17.08.2020

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR applauds Canada’s commitment to grant permanent residency to asylum-seekers working on COVID-19 frontlines

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Canada’s announcement to open pathways to permanent residency for asylum-seekers in the healthcare sector who have worked on the frontlines of the country’s COVID-19 response. “This is an exemplary act of solidarity which recognises the service and dedication of some of the most marginalized… »

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… »

06.06.2020

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Migrant Women Exploited by Those They Trust

Maliha Masud (25), was promised an affluent life and opportunities for higher education. A bright student studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, she wanted to complete her studies and become someone her parents would be proud of. She was promised an opportunity to get her Master’s degree from a good university… »

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