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Saudi Arabia a strategic partner in UN support for Palestine refugees, amid concern over escalating violence

New York: Youth empowerment and employment figured heavily in discussions between Saudi officials and the head of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), held in the kingdom last weekend.

UN refugee agency urges rescue of 190 desperate people adrift in Andaman Sea

New York: Some 190 desperate people are on the verge of perishing at sea, adrift somewhere between the Andaman Sea and the Bay of Bengal, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday, urging countries in southern Asia to rescue them.

Displaced families face winter hardships, UN refugee agency warns

Millions of people displaced by conflict or persecution from Ukraine, Afghanistan and across the Middle East could face a perilous winter as freezing temperatures add to the misery already that they are already suffering from spiralling prices, the lingering impact of COVID-19 and extreme weather linked to the climate crisis, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

Hamid Karzai slams Pakistan over mistreating Afghan refugees

Kabul: Ex-Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai has slammed Pakistan for mistreating Afghan refugees who had to cross the border for safety following the collapse of the government last year.

Venezuelan refugees and migrants struggle to survive in Latin America and the Caribbean

New York: The spiraling cost of living, fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, and high unemployment rates, have made it difficult for many Venezuelan refugees and migrants in Latin America and the Caribbean to rebuild their lives and integrate into society, a UN report issued on Wednesday has revealed.

Finland to accept 1,050 refugees under UN quota in 2023

Helsinki: Finland will receive 1,050 refugees under the United Nations’ quota in 2023, mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to a joint statement by the country’s interior and justice ministries.

Ethiopia: Without immediate funding, 750,000 refugees will have ‘nothing to eat’

New York: UN agencies appealed on Tuesday for $73 million over the next six months to provide food rations to more than 750,000 people seeking refuge in Ethiopia.

Ukraine war: Middle East food prices soaring, as donor fatigue kicks in, Security Council hears

New York: Amid growing donor fatigue and a brutal war in Ukraine that has diverted the world’s attention, the world must not forget millions of people in need across the Middle East and North Africa, the UN chief told the Security Council on Wednesday.

Stop violence at European borders and protect refugees – UNHCR

New York: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged on Monday for greater protection for refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe. 

Bangladesh: Fire rips through COVID treatment centre for Myanmar refugees

New York: A devastating fire has ripped through a COVID-19 treatment centre for Myanmar refugees sheltering in Bangladesh, UN migration agency (IOM) said on Tuesday. 

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.