Migrants and Refugees

140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA

The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) warned on Friday that at nearly $34 billion, the funding shortfall for aid operations is the biggest it’s ever been.

Migrant deaths in Libyan desert ‘wake-up call’ for stronger protections  

The UN migration agency on Friday deplored the deaths of at least 20 migrants in the Libyan desert and renewed its call for stronger migrant protection along the Chad-Libya border. 

UN food agency announces further refugee ration cuts, in quest for #ZeroHunger

The UN World Food Programme, WFP, said on Monday that it will have no choice but to make further food ration cuts soon for refugees.

Amidst escalating needs and soaring hunger, refugees caught in the eye of the perfect storm  

Further food ration cuts are imminent for refugees as humanitarian needs multiply around the world while funding struggles to keep pace, the UN food relief agency warned on Monday, World Refugee Day. 

Guterres visits refugees resettled in New York, urges world to ‘stand together in solidarity’

Ahead of World Refugee Day, marked annually on 20 June, UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Saturday visited refugees from Iraq and Afghanistan now living, working and adding to the vibrancy of New York City - home to UN Headquarters.

Myanmar’s multidimensional crises have ‘deepened and expanded dramatically’

The political crisis unleashed in Myanmar following the 1 February military coup last year, has “opened new frontlines that had long been at peace,” the UN Special Envoy told the General Assembly on Monday, noting that challenges in the country have “both deepened and expanded dramatically.”

‘We must not turn our backs’ on migrants stranded in Yemen

With some 27,800 migrants having crossed from the Horn of Africa into war-torn Yemen this year, the UN migration agency, IOM, expressed concern on Tuesday over the safety and well-being of those on the move.

Ukrainian refugees arrive in Poland ‘in a state of distress and anxiety’

With more than 3.5 million people having fled to Poland since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, continues to scale up its operations to provide aid to arrivals, the agency’s spokesperson said on Friday.

UN migration agency and EU step up aid for 325,000 Yemenis in need 

The UN migration agency IOM and the European Union’s Humanitarian Aid wing (ECHO), said on Monday that they are scaling up their efforts to respond to the needs of more than 325,000 displaced by the conflict in Yemen, including migrants and the communities that host them.

Ukraine: UN labour agency update shows 4.8 million jobs lost to war

An estimated 4.8 million jobs have been lost in Ukraine since Russia’s 24 February invasion, according to a brief published on Wednesday by the UN’s labour agency.