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UN refugee agency predicts spike in resettlement needs next year

New York: The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, is anticipating a significant rise in global refugee resettlement needs for next year.

UN refugee chief calls for greater focus on climate and conflict factors

New York: Responses to climate change must also consider its link to both conflict and the displacement it causes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said in a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday.

UN refugee agency calls for ‘new chapter for refugee protection’ across Europe

New York: As Portugal assumes the presidency of the European Union (EU), to be followed by Slovenia later this year, the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Tuesday called on them to lead the effort to forge a better protection system for those seeking refuge across the continent and beyond.

End hostilities, ‘preserve lives’: UN refugee chief makes appeal for people trapped in Syria’s Idlib

New York/IBNS: As the already dire situation in north-west Syria dramatically continues to worsen in Idlib province, the head of the United Nations refugee agency called on Thursday for an end to the hostilities and appealed for urgent action to allow the people trapped there to move to places of safety.

Niger population’s suffering ‘increasing with each passing month’: UN Refugee Agency

New York, Apr 10 (IBNS): An upsurge of violence in the south-east of Niger means that the population’s suffering is increasing “with each passing month,” a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) spokesperson warned on Tuesday, at a press briefing in Geneva. In March alone, some 88 civilians were reported to have died during attacks.

UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean

New York, Jan 1 (IBNS): The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

Latest tragedy in the Mediterranean claims over 100 lives – UN refugee agency

New York, July 2 (IBNS): Expressing “deep sadness” over the deaths of more than 100 refugees and migrants when their boat sank in the Mediterranean Sea, the United Nations refugee agency has called for greater international efforts to avoid further tragedies.

Myanmar: Displaced Rohingya at risk of ‘re-victimization’ warns UN refugee agency

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News): The tens of thousands of members of Myanmar’s Rohingya community who fled inter-communal violence in north of the country and sought refuge in Bangladesh remain highly vulnerable and risk being “re-victimized even in exile” unless urgent action is taken, a senior United Nations refugee protection official has warned.