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Desperate Afghan returnees from Pakistan face uncertain future: IOM

The UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) and humanitarian partners are providing critical aid at border crossing points between Pakistan and Afghanistan in the face of a surge in forced returns of Afghan nationals.

Gangsters, terrorists, and radicals finding refuge in Canada

Canada of late appears to be gaining a dubious reputation as a hospitable country for terrorists, gangsters, and radicals.

UNHCR: More than 7 million refugee children out of school

More than seven million refugee children are out of school globally according to UN data – that’s more than half the world’s population of displaced, school-aged children.

Lebanon: School occupations condemned as violence grips Palestine refugee camp

Thousands of children have been put at risk amid a resurgence of violence at a Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon, the UN’s top humanitarian official in the country said on Friday.

Violence at refugee camp in Lebanon leaves 11 dead, forces thousands to flee: UNRWA

More than two days of armed violence at the Ein El Hilweh Palestine Refugee camp in southern Lebanon continues to impact civilians, including children, a senior UN official in the country said on Monday.

UK Bill ‘significantly erodes’ human rights and refugee protections, UN agencies warn

New York: The United Kingdom parliament has passed a bill inconsistent with the country’s obligations under international human rights and refugee law that could have profound consequences for people seeking international protection, warned the UN rights chief and the head of refugee agency UNHCR on Tuesday.

UN refugee agency predicts spike in resettlement needs next year

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is anticipating a significant rise in global refugee resettlement needs for next year.

Refugee agency appeals for $137 million to help displaced in Horn of Africa

New York: Lifesaving aid is needed urgently to help millions of people enduring one of the  longest and most severe droughts on record in the Horn of Africa, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday, as the region enters its sixth consecutive rainy season with no rain.

Côte d'Ivoire welcomes families home, as refugee status formally ends

New York: The resolution of a civil conflict fuelled-displacement crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, that at its height forced more than 300,000 people to flee to neighbouring countries and beyond, is “a welcome bright spot amid a rising global trend of forced displacement”, said the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Monday.

Ukraine: $1.7 billion appeal launched to help refugee exodus, host countries

New York: Rockets have been “raining down” on Ukraine’s cities and hundreds of people have been killed or injured since the Russian military offensive began, the UN Secretary-General said on Tuesday, at the launch of a $1.7 billion flash appeal to provide urgently-needed assistance.

Refugee resettlement numbers yet to recover amid pandemic

New York: The number of refugees given shelter in safe host countries plunged last year because of pandemic border restrictions, which continue to hamper the resettlement of vulnerable people.

Refugee influx from Afghanistan: Pakistan may follow 'Iranian model' if situation arises

Islamabad: Pakistan may follow the  ‘Iranian model’ if the country witnesses a refugee influx following the exit of US troops from Afghanistan and continuous territorial gains by Taliban groups, media reports said.

Put me out of a job: UN refugee chief’s challenge to world leaders

New York: The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has challenged world leaders to put him “out of a job” by addressing the root causes that drive millions to flee their homes due to war and insecurity.

Over 1,100 refugees returned to Nagorno-Karabakh in past 24 hours: Russian Military

Moscow/Sputnik: More than 1,100 refugees have returned to Stepanakert, the capital of the breakaway republic of Nagorno-Karabakh, within the past 24 hours with the assistance from Russian peacekeepers, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

Refugee resettlement numbers fall to lowest in two decades: UNHCR

New York: Refugee resettlement numbers will be at a “record low” this year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Wednesday, with only  15,425 people resettled in the first nine months of 2020, compared to more than 50,000 in 2019.