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Conflict and heavy floods force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Somalia, amidst COVID-19 threat
Heavy flooding, conflict, a crippled economy, impending desert locust swarms and the exponential spread of COVID-19 are threatening the safety and welfare of Somalia’s 2.6 million IDPs
UN issues US$6.7 billion appeal to protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries
The UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Mark Lowcock, has called for swift and determined action to avoid the most destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as he releases a US$6.7 billion appeal and an updated global plan to fight coronavirus in fragile countries.
We are deeply concerned by reports that boats full of vulnerable women, men and children are again adrift in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, unable to come ashore, and without access to food, water and medical assistance.
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.
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.
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.