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The international community must do more to save lives of refugees taking risky routes towards the Mediterranean, warns UNHCR releasing today its 2021 strategic action plan and related funding appeal for this situation.
With refugee resettlement at a record low in 2020, UNHCR calls on States to offer places and save lives
Despite an estimated 1.44 million refugees in urgent need of resettlement globally, only 22,770 were resettled through UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, last year. This is according to annual statistics released by the agency today.
In Burkina Faso, the displaced struggle to find a refuge from violence and the effects of global heating.
Grim milestone reached in world’s fastest-growing displacement crisis as fighting uproots 11,400 within Burkina Faso.
UNHCR is concerned by recent violence in Sudan’s Darfur region, which has caused thousands of people to flee their homes seeking safety.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for an end to the unrelenting violence in Africa’s Sahel which has now displaced more than two million people within the borders of their countries for the first time ever.
Sweet story: “Peace by Chocolate” documents Hadhad family’s extraordinary journey from Syria to Canada
Tareq Hadhad landed in Canada as a Syrian refugee in 2015. Eleven months after, the Peace by Chocolate founder became a Canadian citizen.
UNHCR regains access to Adi Harush and Mai Aini camps while two other camps for Eritrean refugees remain cut off by the ongoing insecurity.
The IOM and UNHCR are deeply saddened by a tragic shipwreck off the Libyan coast yesterday, the first of 2021 in the Central Mediterranean, which claimed the lives of at least 43 people.
More than 2,200 asylum seekers and refugees have now been relocated from reception centres on Greek islands and elsewhere in Greece to other European countries.
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