South Sudan: ‘Raw violence’ displaces thousands during ‘ruthless conflict’, UNHCR says
New York: Throughout South Sudan’s Greater Upper Nile Region “desperation is rising” as escalating armed conflict, which has displaced at least 20,000 people since August, have forced some to run for their lives up to four times, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday.
UNHCR calls for ban on forced returns of asylum seekers to eastern DR Congo
New York: The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for a ban on forced returns to eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.
More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report
New York: A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies from Africa to Afghanistan as leading causes.
UNHCR: A record 100 million people forcibly displaced worldwide
New York: The Ukraine war and other conflicts pushed the number of people forced to flee conflict, violence, human rights violations and persecution over the staggering milestone of 100 million for the first time on record, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) informed on Sunday.
Pakistan: Afghan refugees demonstrate in front of UNHCR in Islamabad
Kabul: Afghan refugees demonstrated in front of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Islamabad against the delay in processing their immigration papers.
UNHCR chief condemns ‘discrimination, violence and racism’ against some fleeing Ukraine
New York: The head of UN refugee agency UNHCR, spoke out on Monday against the “ugly reality” that some refugees fleeing across the Ukraine border, and Third Country Nationals, have been subjected to racism and discrimination.
Afghan refugees in Indonesia sew their lips to protest against UNHCR
Jakarta/UNI: Afghan refugees in Indonesia have sewn their lips shut in an attempt to draw United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s attention as the organization has failed to address their problems and process their asylum-seeking cases.
UNHCR chief calls for mechanism to deal with ‘unprecedented’ displacement in Mexico and Central America
New York: Lack of opportunities, gangs, organized crime, the ravages of the pandemic and climate change, have triggered the displacement of nearly one million people in Mexico and Central America in recent years.
UNHCR recommends the end of refugee status for Ivorians by June
New York: Following an in-depth analysis of the situation in Côte d’Ivoire, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, recommended on Thursday that countries hosting Ivorians end their refugee status, and help them to voluntarily repatriate, obtain permanent residency or began the naturalization process to remain.
Taliban claim acting Afghan Foreign Minister met UNHCR head
Kabul/UNI/Sputnik: The Taliban announced on Tuesday that acting Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi, who is under the UN sanctions, met with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.
Keep borders open, UNHCR tells neighbours of Afghanistan
Geneva/UNI: The UN refugee agency has called on countries neighbouring Afghanistan to keep their borders open in light of the evolving crisis in the South Asian nation.
Afghanistan: 270,000 newly displaced this year, warns UNHCR
New York: The worsening security situation across Afghanistan in the wake of foreign troop withdrawal and Taliban advances, has forced an estimated 270,000 from their homes since January, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) reported on Tuesday, bringing the total internally displaced to more than 3.5 million.
Forced displacement at record level, despite COVID shutdowns: UNHCR
New York: The number of people fleeing wars, violence, persecution, and human rights violations, rose last year to nearly 82.4 million people, a further four percent increase on top of the already record-high of 79.5 million, recorded at the end of 2019.
UNHCR asks Ethiopia for urgent access to 96,000 Eritreans cut off without food
New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, appealed to Ethiopia on Tuesday for urgent access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, saying the month-long conflict in Tigray had left them without vital supplies.
UN agencies join forces to protect forcibly displaced during pandemic
To strengthen and advance public health services for millions of forcibly displaced people globally, two United Nations signed an agreement on Thursday to better protect some 70 million from COVID-19.