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Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Nicaragua crisis: One year in, more than 60,000 have fled, seeking refuge

Echoing concerns from the UN’s human rights office, OHCHR, and others about the deteriorating situation in the Central American country, UNHCR said that families...

If Liberals Won’t Enforce Borders, Fascists Will: How Much Immigration Is Too Much?

I. The Wave That’s Still Building Through much of the 20th century, the United States received comparatively few immigrants. In the 60 years from 1915 until...
Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees

Storms and snow in Lebanon worsen plight for Syrian refugees

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Philippe Lazzarini, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, said that refugees had been moved from shelters - including in...
Canada grants asylum for Saudi teen who fled family: UNHCR

Canada grants asylum for Saudi teen who fled family: UNHCR

In a statement, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said Canada had agreed to give asylum to the 18-year-old Saudi national who fled her family...
UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor

UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor

Pawel Adamowicz, had been mayor since 1998, and according to Montserrat Feixas Vihe, UNHCR Regional Representative for Central Europe, “he received hate mail for...
Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to...

“The tragedy of the Mediterranean cannot be allowed to continue,” said Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.  According to various NGOs, about 53...
Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies

The warning from UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) comes after close to 170 people are believed to have drowned...
Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert

Myanmar Government side-lining democratic reform, resorting to military era repression: UN expert

Ms. Lee, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, described the “democratic space” in Myanmar (including freedom of speech and...
Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants

Solidarity needed to overcome ‘isolated’ attacks on Venezuela refugees, migrants

Eduardo Stein, Joint UNHCR-IOM Special Representative for Venezuelan refugees and migrants, made his comments after the UN Security Council met at the weekend to...
‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

‘World’s deadliest sea crossing’ claimed six lives a day in 2018: UN refugee agency

According to a new report from the agency, an estimated 2,275 individuals drowned or went missing in the Mediterranean in 2018. This is despite the fact that...
In Tanzania, UN refugee chief praises ‘regional peacemaker’ role, and efforts to welcome neighbours on the run

In Tanzania, UN refugee chief praises ‘regional peacemaker’ role, and efforts to welcome neighbours...

Speaking at the end of a four-day visit to the east African nation, Filippo Grandi called for greater investment in the north-west region of...
African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

African continent ‘an example of solidarity’ towards migrants and refugees: UN chief

The UN chief is in the Ethiopian capital to attend the annual African Union summit, which brings together Heads of State from across the...

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