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UNHCR, UNICEF, IOM: deepest condolences for those involved in yet another shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), and UNICEF express their deepest condolences for the loss of dozens of lives following another deadly shipwreck that occurred between Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August in the Mediterranean Sea.
With more than 4 million people now forcibly displaced by the Sudan crisis, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply worried about deteriorating health conditions across the country, including in refugee camps as well as at border entry points and transit centres in neighbouring countries, where people forced to flee are arriving.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the Government of Kenya for granting citizenship to members of the Pemba community. This decisive action is another step in their longstanding commitment to help eliminate statelessness in the country and improve the lives of thousands of people.
UN Refugee Agency Protection Chief concludes visit to Greece, calling for increased protection for refugees
The UN Refugee Agency’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, concluded a four-day visit to Greece today, where she engaged on issues relating to access to territory and asylum, search-and-rescue at sea and on land, and the integration of refugees and asylum-seekers in the country.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has today released updated guidance on the protection of people fleeing Burkina Faso, urgently appealing to all States to refrain from forcibly returning any individuals originating from the regions most affected by the ongoing crisis in the country.
UNHCR and IOM appeal for urgent solutions for refugees and migrants stranded in Tunisia and Libya borders
UNHCR and IOM, are deeply concerned for the safety and well-being of hundreds of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Tunisia, who remain stranded in dire conditions following their removal to remote and desolate areas near the country’s borders with Libya and Algeria.
As the Sudan conflict enters its 100th day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for an end to the fighting, amid serious concerns about the rapidly escalating numbers of displaced people fleeing in search of safety.
UK Illegal Migration Bill: UN Refugee Agency and UN Human Rights Office warn of profound impact on human rights and international refugee protection system
The Illegal Migration Bill, which has now been passed by Parliament in the United Kingdom, is at variance with the country’s obligations under international human rights and refugee law and will have profound consequences for people in need of international protection.
Distressing trends are unfolding in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where resurgent violence between non-state armed groups and government forces has reverberated across the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri.
Football’s global governing body FIFA and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further develop their long-standing working relationship.
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