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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.

Greece: Devasting fire compounds overcrowding and COVID-19 challenges in refugee camp

New York: UN agencies have offered support to Greek authorities on Wednesday after a major fire ripped through an overcrowded refugee camp overnight, destroying dwellings and forcing thousands to flee, many reportedly suffering from smoke inhalation.

Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa

New York: UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time.

French police evacuate refugee camps in Paris suburb

Moscow/Sputnik: Migrant camps in the Aubervilliers commune, located in the north-eastern suburb of Paris, are currently being dismantled, the French capital's police department announced on Wednesday Morning.

COVID-19: UN and partners work to ensure learning never stops for young refugees

New York: Global advocates for refugees are pushing to ensure the COVID-19 pandemic does not derail efforts for displaced children and young people to continue learning and eventually return to a real classroom.

Refugees in Africa ‘even more vulnerable than ever’ amid COVID crisis

New York: Millions of refugees across Africa face even greater food insecurity because of aid disruption and rising food prices linked to the COVID-19 crisis, UN humanitarians warned on Thursday.

Building a cinematic bond with refugees, in a time of crisis

New York/IBNS: A Brazilian filmmaker is hoping that the uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic will generate more empathy and solidarity towards others, including refugees, an optimistic position also held by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the South American country.

'Everyone at risk’ as coronavirus cases tick up among migrants and refugees sheltering in Greece

New York/IBNS: With 23 migrants at an open accommodation site in central Greece testing positive for COVID-19, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) sounded the alarm on Thursday over conditions in crowded reception centres on five Greek islands where the virus risks taking hold.

UN expert raises alarm over migrant, asylum seeker ‘pushbacks’ at Turkey-Greece border

New York/IBNS: Greece must take immediate action to end the violence against migrants and asylum seekers at the border between Turkey and Greece, an independent UN human rights expert said on Monday, expressing alarm at reports of violence at the hands of some Greek security officers and unidentified armed men.

UN urges for USD 877 mln for Rohingya refugee response in Bangladesh

United Nations/UNI:  Launching a 2020 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the UN refugee agency -- UNHCR -- on Tuesday appealed to raise US$877 million to cater to the needs of more than one million Rohingya refugees.

World must ‘step up’, match Pakistan’s compassion for refugees, says UN chief

New York/IBNS: Pakistan’s solidarity and compassion for hosting Afghan refugees is a remarkable blueprint that the rest of the world should follow.

Refugee resettlement: ‘Tremendous gap’ persists between needs, and spaces on offer

New York/IBNS: Although around 1.4 million refugees are estimated to be in urgent need of resettlement worldwide, only 63,696 were resettled through the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) last year - that's only 4.5 per cent  -  due to a continuing shortage of offers of sanctuary from governments across the world.  

Nearly 300,000 Syrians displaced from Idlib since mid-December, Security Council hears

New York/IBNS: Amidst concern for the safety and protection of more than three million civilians in Syria’s last rebel-held enclave, the UN’s most senior humanitarian and political affairs officials briefed the Security Council on Syria behind closed doors on Friday.

Libya: UN refugee agency deeply concerned by shelling near Tripoli facility

New York/IBNS: Shelling near a major facility run by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, has sparked the deep concern for the safety of refugees and asylum seekers there.