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US plan to increase refugee resettlement welcomed by UNHCR

New York: United States President Joe Biden’s proposal to raise the target for refugee resettlement there in the coming fiscal year to 125,000 people, has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

Refugees face dire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns

New York: Underfunding has left a “yawning gap” in the UN Refugee Agency’s ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNHCR said on Friday.

US extends pause on flights with Afghan refugees after 5 measles cases, says Pentagon

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The United States has extended pause on the flights carrying Afghan refugees to the country for an additional week after at least five evacuees were diagnosed with measles, Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said on Monday.

US Army is preparing to house 22,000 Afghan refugees at military bases, says NORTHCOM Chief

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: The US armed forces are already at work erecting emergency accommodation for at least 22,000 anticipated Afghan refugees fleeing the Taliban takeover of their country, Northern Command (NORTHCOM) chief General Glen VanHerck said on Tuesday.

Access restored to Tigray camps sheltering Eritrean refugees

New York: In Ethiopia’s wartorn Tigray region, UN aid workers said on Tuesday that they have reached two refugee camps for Eritrean nationals for the first time since being cut off by fighting last month.

Displaced Afghans face ‘continued deterioration’ in country

The situation for people who have been displaced due to an upsurge in fighting in Afghanistan following the resurgence of the Taliban is expected to continue to deteriorate, unless more is done to assist them, according to the UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Afghanistan: 36,000 families displaced in last 4 months, says MoRR

Kabul: Amid the advances of Taliban, Afghanistan's Ministry of Repatriation and Refugees on Thursday said nearly 36,000 families have been internally displaced in the last four months as a result of fighting between security forces and insurgent groups.

BNM urges UN to protect lives and future of Baloch refugees in Afghanistan

Islamabad: Baloch National Movement members have urged the  United Nations to take immediate steps to protect and secure the lives and future of Baloch refugees in Afghanistan as the security situation in the war-torn country deteriorates with the advances of Taliban.

Burundi refugees in Tanzania living in fear: UN rights experts

New York: The rights of refugees and asylum seekers who have fled Burundi for Tanzania must be respected, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday in an appeal to authorities in both countries.

UN agencies appeal for $266 million to feed refugees in eastern Africa

New York: A funding shortfall is putting the lives of some three million refugees in eastern Africa at risk, two UN agencies warned on Tuesday.

Niger: UN gravely concerned for safety of refugees, following Boko Haram attack

New York: The United Nations voiced grave concern on Tuesday for the safety of thousands of refugees and internally displaced in the wake of a deadly attack on Toumour, a town in southeastern Niger’s Diffa region, near the border with Nigeria.

Ethiopia: UN refugee agency calls for ‘unfettered access’ to Tigray

New York: Amidst “disturbing reports” from Ethiopians fleeing to Sudan, the UN refugee agency called on Friday for “unfettered access to Tigray in order to reach people in need”.

Heartbreaking stories from refugees fleeing Ethiopia violence

New York: In a briefing to journalists on Thursday, a senior UN humanitarian official in Sudan recounted moving testimony from refugees who are crossing the border from Ethiopia in their thousands, fleeing fighting in Tigray province.

UN agency for Palestine refugees runs out of money as COVID-19 spreads

New York: The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) has run out of cash on hand to keep vital services going amid the worsening health emergency, UNRWA spokesperson Tamara Alrifai told a regular UN press briefing in Geneva on Tuesday.

Over 90,000 people became Refugees over crisis in Karabakh – Armenian Foreign Minister

Washington/Sputnik: More than 90,000 people became refugees over the recent escalation of tensions in Azerbaijan's breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan said.