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New data visualization on COVID-19 eviction and homelessness risks for Venezuelan refugees and migrants
A new data visualization highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Venezuelan refugees and migrants who are faced with homelessness.
This news comment is attributable to Johannes Van Der Klaauw, UNHCR Representative in Bangladesh.
UNHCR calls on Libya to urgently develop plan for asylum seekers and refugees, welcomes authorization to restart evacuations
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the Libyan government to immediately address the dire situation of asylum-seekers and refugees in a humane and rights-based manner.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for urgent action to save lives and prevent further suffering at the border areas between Belarus and the European Union (Latvia, Lithuania, Poland) after the latest tragic death of an asylum-seeker was reported this week.
As the worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable. Together with the humanitarian country team and South Sudan’s government, UNHCR is delivering urgently needed support to the most affected, including hygiene items, food, emergency shelter and solar lanterns to provide light.
UNHCR’s Grandi urges increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in Syria, including to people returning from displacement
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi reaffirmed UNHCR’s support to the most vulnerable in Syria and urged an increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in the country, including to people who have chosen to return home following years of displacement inside their own country or abroad.
UN Agencies regret the death of persons on the move in Latin America, and stand ready to accompany a coordinated regional response
UN Agencies deeply regret the shipwreck in Acandí, Colombia, on October 11 of a vessel carrying around 30 people headed to Panama. Colombian authorities reported that three people lost their lives in the tragedy and another six, including three children, are missing.
At the end of a two-day visit to Lebanon, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, urged the international community to scale-up its support to the Lebanese people and the refugees they host. “I am visiting Lebanon during a very difficult moment,” Grandi said, “the Lebanese people and refugees are suffering as the political, economic and financial crisis is taking a toll on everyone.”
World Food Day: Celebrating efforts to strengthen local food systems for displaced and host communities
This year, the World Food Day commemorations will be jointly led by the FAO, UNHCR, and the World Food Programme (WFP).
UNHCR is calling on the international community to boost mental health support for refugees, internally displaced and stateless people.
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