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Myanmar: Boat sinks in Bay of Bengal, 23 Rohingyas die

Rescuers have found the bodies of 23 Rohingyas who were fleeing Myanmar’s Rakhine State, media reports said on Friday.

UN refugee agency concerned about situation at Mexico-US border

New York: The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, voiced concern on Tuesday over the situation in Mexico, where refugees and migrants aspiring to get to the United States find themselves in cramped shelters, exposed to multiple risks.

UNRWA appeals for end to deadly clashes at Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon

New York: Thirteen people have been killed and more than 60 injured in four days of deadly violence at the largest Palestine refugee camp in Lebanon, a senior UN official in the country said on Thursday.

Funding ‘simply not enough’ for Rohingya refugees, UN agencies report

New York: Current funding for critical aid efforts supporting Rohingya refugees living in camps in southern Bangladesh is simply not enough, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said, as dwindling resources have forced the second ration cut in three months.

Ukraine: 700,000 people affected by water shortages from dam disaster

New York: UN humanitarians continue bringing life-saving aid to survivors of the flooding from the Kakhovka Dam, but they’ve warned that hundreds of thousands more people in the country’s south face severe water shortages.

Canada: Over 30,000 Afghan refugees arrive with IOM’s support

New York: The arrival of a charter flight in Toronto on Wednesday marked the successful departure to Canada of more than 30,000 Afghan refugees with the assistance of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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.