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Sudan’s internally displaced yearn for real peace to go home
About 1.6 million people are displaced, nearly two decades after war in Sudan started. They long to return home and rebuild but need lasting peace.
Burkina Faso: UNHCR condemns violence against Malian refugees
UNHCR condemns violence against Malian refugees, reportedly by the country’s security forces on May 2, housed in the Mentao refugee camp in Burkina Faso
Displaced people urgently need aid and access to social safety nets as coronavirus causes severe hardship
During coronavirus, UNHCR is alarmed at the increasingly desperate situation of displaced persons particularly in low and middle-income countries.
Malian refugees in Niger make face covers to prevent the coronavirus spread
In Niger, UNHCR-trained artisans and dressmakers stitch up to 40 washable and stylish face covers per day to protect wearers and those around them.
Refugees across Arab world feel economic pain of coronavirus
As coronavirus restrictions ravage livelihoods in the global economy, refugees and displaced people in Middle East and North Africa are hit.
UNHCR warns of looming humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, amidst ongoing fighting and coronavirus threat
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today of the potentially devastating impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in South Sudan.
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.
UNHCR: Shortfall threatens critical aid for nearly one million displaced Yemenis and refugees
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.
Death threats drive refugees to flee coronavirus lockdown
For many Central Americans who find themselves targeted by brutal street gangs, fleeing is the only option, even during the coronavirus outbreak.
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