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UNHCR warns rising tide of hunger, insecurity, and underfunding worsening gender-based violence risks
Worsening socio-economic conditions, new and ongoing conflicts and humanitarian funding shortfalls are increasing the risk of gender-based violence for forcibly displaced women and girls, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today.
UNHCR’s Grandi calls on EU to put safety and solidarity at the heart of the response in the Mediterranean
Tomorrow’s meeting of European Union interior ministers at an extraordinary session of the Justice and Home Affairs Council is a chance for the EU to put safety and solidarity at the heart of its action in the Mediterranean and along all other migratory routes.
Assistant High Commissioner for Operations at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Raouf Mazou today urged the international community to step up sustained support to provide South Sudan with climate-adapted development assistance to help it move away from dependency on humanitarian aid.
As COP27 today wraps in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is sounding the alarm on behalf of refugees and displaced people for whom the climate emergency is piling crisis upon crisis.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has released today an updated return advisory for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reiterating its call for a ban on forced returns, including of asylum-seekers who have had their claims rejected, to the eastern provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, and Ituri.
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Without urgent investment in climate mitigation and adaptation, countries in the Sahel risk decades of armed conflict and displacement exacerbated by rising temperatures, resource scarcity and food insecurity, the UN Special Coordinator for Development in the Sahel and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warns that for many of the world’s forcibly displaced, this coming winter will be far more challenging than in recent years. Many displaced families will have no option but to choose between food and warmth as they struggle to heat their shelters, source warm clothing, and cook hot meals.
UN Assistant High Commissioner for Refugees calls for joint action to address shifting challenges of mixed movements in the Americas
Shifting trends in displacement are posing increasing challenges in the Americas that require coordinated regional responses, UNHCR, UN Refugee Agency, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations Raouf Mazou said after concluding a two-week trip to the region.
UNHCR and IOM appeal for urgent disembarkation of all stranded refugees and migrants in central Mediterranean
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), continue to urge European governments to swiftly offer a place of safety and allow the immediate disembarkation of nearly 600 people who remain on NGO vessels after being rescued in Maltese and Libyan search and rescue (SAR) zones on the Central Mediterranean.
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