UNHCR is calling on European governments to allow the disembarkation of 507 people recently rescued on the Mediterranean who remain stranded at sea.
UNHCR is concerned about last night’s decision by the Italian Parliament to convert into law a security decree that imposes more severe penalties on boats and people conducting search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean.
UNHCR welcomes El Salvador’s decision to join a regional initiative that aims to better address forced displacement in and from Central America
Monsoon rains in Bangladesh have destroyed 273 shelters and injured 11 people in the Cox’s Bazar settlements where more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live.
Low rainfall in parts of southeast Bangladesh means that UNHCR and partners are expecting to begin trucking water to more than 140,000 Rohingya refugees.
UNHCR is providing life-saving aid to thousands of Libyans who have been forced to flee due to conflict in Tripoli
UNHCR staff witnessed destruction in the aftermath of Hurricane Kenneth. Areas of Pemba city were completely flooded, houses had collapsed and flash floods left mud and trash everywhere
In Mozambique, UNHCR, the national government and other partners have begun relocating families displaced by Cyclone Idai closer to their places of origin.
In light of insecurity in Libya’s capital, UNHCR relocated more than 150 refugees from the Ain Zara detention centre to UNHCR’s Gathering and Departure Facility.
Residents of Buzi in Mozambique remain in desperate need of supplies before they can turn to rebuilding their lives after the destruction of Cyclone Idai.