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News comment on search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean by Gillian Triggs, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR is calling for greater coordination, solidarity and responsibility-sharing, in view of the increased movements of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Despite pandemic restrictions, people fleeing violence and persecution continue to seek asylum in Mexico
While a number Latin American countries and the rest of the world have closed their borders and restricted movement to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution.
Nearly one million vulnerable displaced Yemenis and refugees are at risk of losing their shelter, vital cash assistance for essentials like food and medicine, and much more.
For many Central Americans who find themselves targeted by brutal street gangs, fleeing is the only option, even during the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus: UNHCR offers practical recommendations in support of European countries to ensure access to asylum and safe reception
UNHCR has called today on European countries to safeguard the many good practices and redouble their efforts to strengthen asylum systems in Europe in these trying times.
Around the world, displaced artisans are stepping up a gear to supply face masks and protective equipment in desperately short supply.
UNHCR is calling for greater support for a new wave of people forced to flee for their lives as a result of renewed conflict in West Africa’s Sahel and Lake Chad region.
Teachers broadcast classes over community radio to keep refugee students learning.
Countries across Latin America are calling on refugee and migrant health workers to support their national responses to coronavirus.
UNHCR is calling for greater protection for people caught up in violence resulting from an upsurge in military action against armed groups in West Africa’s Sahel and Lake Chad regions.
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