Category: Refugees

More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report

© UNICEF Children sit outside their family tent at the Alzhouriyeh makeshift camp in east rural Homs, Syria. 16 June 2022 Migrants and Refugees A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies […]

Stop violence at European borders and protect refugees – UNHCR

UN PhotoThe UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warns of increasing violence and human rights violations at European borders.  21 February 2022 Migrants and Refugees UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged on Monday for greater protection for refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe.   He said in a statement that violence, ill-treatment, and pushbacks continue to be regularly reported at […]

Inaction has been fatal, says UNHCR, as dozens of Rohingya refugees perish at sea

IOM/Mohammed In August-September 2017, widespread violence forced over 700,000 Rohingya to flee their homes in Myanmar for safety in Bangladesh.     Dozens of Rohingya refugees are believed to have died in the Andaman sea after spending more than 200 days afloat, owing to a “collective unwillingness” of countries to take them in, the UN refugee agency […]

‘Urgent need’ to scale up search and rescue in the Mediterranean

UNHCR/Alfredo D’Amato An overloaded boat of refugees and migrants trying to reach Europe, as seen from the deck of an Italian Coastguard ship, in the Mediterranean Sea. (file photo)   UN agencies have called for search and rescue to be stepped up in the central Mediterranean, in the wake of a tragic shipwreck that claimed the […]