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05/26/2019

Myanmar: Conflict resolution at ‘total standstill’, military commanders must answer for crimes against humanity Myanmar’s military commanders must answer charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in a credible court, a United Nations Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar (FFM) said on Tuesday, urging the international comm...
21:52, 05/14/2019

Canada grants asylum for Saudi teen who fled family: UNHCR Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun’s desperate and ultimately successful bid for asylum in the face of alleged death-threats from her own family, provides a “glimpse into the precarious situation of millions of refugees worldwide” said the UN High Commissioner ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to issue a statement on Monday praising him as “a deeply courageous, mor...
18:13, 04/28/2019

UN agency chief calls Ethiopia’s revised refugee law ‘one of most progressive’ in Africa Ethiopia has revised its existing refugee law, making it easier to obtain work permits, drivers’ licenses and access primary school, a move being hailed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR). ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 people either died or went missing. ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert The human rights situation in Myanmar continues to deteriorate, as the civilian government fails to bring about democratic reforms and instead resorts to the kind of repression carried out under previous military regimes, said the UN human rights exp...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants Attacks and hate speech against Venezuelans seeking shelter in neighbouring countries should be condemned “with a clear and forceful message of rejection” and solidarity, a top UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and UN migration agency (IOM) official said in ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency Six people died every day last year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe – “the world’s deadliest sea crossing” - the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Wednesday, citing ongoing political deadlock over sea rescue and disembarkation....
18:13, 04/28/2019

In Tanzania, UN refugee chief praises ‘regional peacemaker’ role, and efforts to welcome neighbours on the run The head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has praised Tanzania for the long-standing welcome it offers hundreds of thousands of refugees, describing it as a “regional peacemaker” in an unstable part of Africa, that deserves more international support...
18:13, 04/28/2019

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief African nations are setting an example for richer countries when it comes to the treatment of refugees, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a press conference on Saturday, following a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commis...
18:13, 04/28/2019

UN agencies call for action to bolster rights of Europe’s stateless children United Nations agencies are calling on States and regional organizations across Europe to take urgent action to ensure that thousands of currently stateless children are given the support and protection they deserve.  ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Not enough resettlement solutions for refugees worldwide, says UN Despite record numbers of people forcibly displaced across borders, with 1.2 million in need of a new permanent place to call home last year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) released new data on Tuesday showing that only 55,700 of them – 4.7 per cent –...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Venezuelan refugees now number 3.4 million; humanitarian implications massive, UN warns As the number of refugees and migrants from Venezuela continues to rise – hitting the 3.4 million mark this month – United Nations agencies sounded the alarm on Friday over the humanitarian needs these women, children and men face, and the strain thi...
18:13, 04/28/2019

‘Comprehensively include migrants’ or sustainable development won’t happen, warns General Assembly President Migration and sustainable development are “deeply interconnected” and the 2030 Agenda, the UN’s blueprint for a sustainable future for all, will not be achieved if we do not “comprehensively include migrants,” the President of the General Assembly sa...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Stateless Rohingya refugee children living in ‘untenable situation’, UNICEF chief With around half a million in effect, stateless Rohingya refugee children living in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar camp, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) chief stressed on Friday that the international community must address their “untenable sit...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Young people worldwide can ‘determine the future of migration,’ says UN senior official The key role that young people play in determining the future of migration governance around the world is the focus of the session this year of the International Dialogue on Migration at the UN, convened by the International Organization for Migratio...
18:13, 04/28/2019

‘Huge data gaps’ hampering ‘evidence-based’ national migration policies There are still “huge gaps at country level,” to be overcome in order to develop an effective global migration data programme, said the head of the Demographic and Social Statistics Branch of UN Statistics, on Monday....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Drastic deterioration in security across Burkina Faso as 70,000 flee their homes in past two months, UN warns The landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso is facing “unprecedented” displacement, triggered by armed groups and intercommunal clashes, and exacerbated by long-term food insecurity, UN aid officials said on Tuesday....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Education remains an impossible dream for many refugees and migrants The older refugee and migrant children get, the less likely it is that they will get a quality education: less than a quarter of the world’s refugees make it to secondary school, and just one per cent progress to higher education. Even for migrants w...
18:13, 04/28/2019

UN rights team heading to Venezuela may pave way for official mission led by Bachelet A United Nations human rights team is to begin an official visit to Venezuela on Monday at the invitation of the Government, potentially paving the way for an official mission to Caracas by the UN’s top rights official, Michelle Bachelet....
18:13, 04/28/2019

‘Stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ urges Guterres, after mosque shootings in New Zealand leave 49 dead The UN Secretary-General António Guterres has urged the international community to ‘stand united against anti-Muslim hatred’ following a mass shooting in New Zealand on Friday targeting two mosques, which has left at least 49 dead and many others wou...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Marking international day, UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand anti-Muslim attack States must take urgent action, to “stem the tide of hate and discrimination” and ramping up of “ethno-nationalist populism”, which helped fuel the deadly shootings in two New Zealand mosques last Friday by a self-declared white supremacist, several ...
18:13, 04/28/2019

‘The welfare of the Libyan people’ the UN’s sole agenda for the country, says Guterres in Tripoli Helping to promote a “Libyan-led and Libyan owned political solution” to resolve years of instability and insecurity there that puts the “welfare of the Libyan people” first, is the sole agenda of the United Nations within the country, Secretary-Gene...
18:13, 04/28/2019

UN committed ‘to support the Libyan people’ as Guterres departs ‘with deep concern and a heavy heart’ The United Nations Secretary-General left Libya on Friday voicing his hope that the divided country can “avoid a bloody confrontation” in and around the capital Tripoli....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Venezuelans brave torrential border river, face exploitation, abuse – UN urges greater protection Noting that the Venezuela refugee crisis will leave some 1.1 million children, returnees and people in-transit lacking protection and basic services across Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) in 2019, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) called on regio...
18:13, 04/28/2019

UN’s Grandi slams ‘toxic language of politics’ aimed at refugees, migrants In a heartfelt briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has said that, during his three and a half decades as an international civil servant, he has “never seen such toxicity, such po...
18:13, 04/28/2019

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge Doctors, journalists, students and farmers are among more than 60,000 Nicaraguans who have fled the country in fear of their lives since anti-Government demonstrations began last April, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said on Tuesday....
18:13, 04/28/2019

Future of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh ‘hangs in the balance’ – UNHCR chief The critical needs of 1.2 million mostly Rohingya refugees in south-eastern Bangladesh were top of the agenda for a fact-finding mission to the region by three senior United Nations officials, who called for continuing support on Friday for them from...
18:13, 04/28/2019