Tag: UNHCR

June 8, 2019

Venezuelan Refugee Crisis Deepens

Latin American countries are hosting the vast majority of Venezuelans, with Colombia accounting for some 1.3 million, followed by Peru with 768,000, Chile 288,000, Ecuador 263,000, Brazil 168,000, and Argentina 130,000. Mexico and countries in Central America and the Caribbean are also hosting significant numbers of refugees and migrants from Venezuela

June 7, 2019

Refugees from Pakistan and Afghanis...

More than a month after a series of bombings in Sri Lanka in April, in which more than 250 people were killed, around a thousand asylum seekers and refugees mostly from Pakistan and Afghanistan still remain displaced from their homes, fearing harassment, protests and threats

UNHCR Provides Quality Education to...

55 per cent of refugees in the Rohingya settlements in Cox’s Bazar, South-Eastern Bangladesh, are children under the age of 18. However, 36 per cent of Rohingya youngsters aged 3-14 and 91 per cent of youth and adolescents still lack access to any learning opportunities in the refugee sites

June 6, 2019

A South Sudanese Refugee’s Ef...

Uganda hosts 1.2 million refugees who have access to land where they can build a house and grow their own food

May 25, 2019

UN Condemns Rampant Abuse in Syria&...

The U.N. human rights office condemns rampant human rights violations in Daraa Governorate in southwest Syria by both government and so-called non-state actors. The agency accuses both parties of flaunting the reconciliation agreement implemented 10 months ago

May 2, 2019

Nurse Jamilla Returned to Help Gao ...

Jamilla fled Gao alongside thousands of others in 2012, when extremist groups occupied the northern Mali city. She is among those who has come back after years to rebuild, and uses her skills as a nurse to help the city to heal, despite ongoing insecurity in the region

April 12, 2019

UN Rights Chief Urges Respect for H...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is urging Sudan’s new rulers to uphold the constitution and take heed of human rights as they try to move the country forward after the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir

April 9, 2019

Briefing by UN High Commissioner fo...

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, briefs the Security Council on the state of the world’s displaced

April 8, 2019

Finnish Charity Providing Secondary...

The United Nations refugee agency estimates that globally, only one in four adolescents living in refugee camps get to attend secondary school. A Finnish charity is trying to fill the gap at a refugee camp in western Uganda. Halima Athumani reports from the town of Kamwenge- VOA NEWS 0

April 5, 2019

UNICEF: Uprooted Venezuelan Childre...

UNICEF said its regional humanitarian partners – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago – estimate as many as 4.9 million people — adults and children — will need assistance this year because of the political and economic upheavals in Venezuela that are forcing the country’s citizens to flee

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