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News Comment: UNHCR welcomes UK Court of Appeal judgment on transfer of asylum-seekers from the UK to Rwanda
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the judgment of the UK Court of Appeal issued today with regard to the proposed transfer of asylum-seekers from the UK to Rwanda.
As Spain prepares to take over the Presidency of the European Union (EU), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is hopeful that it will build on the achievements of the outgoing Swedish Presidency in advancing the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. This is vital to break years of deadlock on EU asylum matters that – the Ukraine refugee response aside – has put lives and rights in danger, with a dark shadow over the EU’s approach to asylum.
Finland won the second edition of the UNITY EURO CUP today in Frankfurt, showcasing the unique power of sport in bringing diverse people, including refugees, together.
Thousands of Sudanese refugees who arrived at UNHCR’s transit centre in Renk are being transported to refugee camps in Maban county in Upper Nile State.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the World Bank today signed a new global data sharing framework agreement that will provide both organizations with quicker access to data, improving the timeliness of humanitarian aid and development assistance, and help strengthen the protection of forcibly displaced and stateless people.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Raouf Mazou – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has anticipated a significant rise in global refugee resettlement needs for next year. According to the Projected Global Resettlement Needs Assessment for 2024 released today, over 2.4 million refugees will be in need of resettlement, marking a 20 per cent increase compared to 2023.
For people living with year-round flooding in Bentiu in northern South Sudan, climate change is not just an environmental issue, it is a challenge to their very existence.
The UN Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements urged the international community to redouble efforts to ensure sustainable solutions for refugees at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the State of Kuwait, coinciding with World Refugee Day.
I appreciate that times are tough, including in donor countries. That there are many competing priorities. But in today’s world, where one can feel overwhelmed by the many challenges, please look at the big opportunity that Kenya has created with this bold policy and plan – one which I hope Kenya will be able to showcase at the second Global Refugee Forum in six months’ time in Geneva.
The courage and creativity that stand behind this choice allow us to celebrate World Refugee Day in the right spirit: one looking at solutions amidst so many challenges. And one that – in spite of so much adversity – celebrates the generosity, humanity and achievements of which Africa must be proud.
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