asylum seekers

News In Brief 10 August 2018

  • Venezuela exodus ‘one of largest population movements in history’: UNHCR.
  • Yemen bus attack condemned as just the latest outrage against civilians
  • Birth registration initiative promises to boost vital services to children
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News In Brief 07 August 2018

  • Venezula asylum numbers already higher than last year: UNHCRHide summary
  • More than 2,000 Somalis return home amid growing conflict in Yemen
  • Indonesia quake has left ‘ghost towns’ and destruction: IFRC
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Key Brazilian border crossing for Venezuela refugees reopens as asylum numbers pass last year's total

Some 117,000 Venezuelans have claimed asylum already this year — more than for the whole of 2017 — the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday, after welcoming a decision by the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court to reverse the closure of the country’s border with its northern neighbour.

News In Brief 31 July 2018

  • Three out of five babies are not breastfed within first hour of life, putting them ‘at risk’
  • ‘International solidarity’ and more support needed for countries hosting exodus of Nicaraguans, fleeing violence
  • UN Syria envoy chairs informal talks on reviving peace talks and constitutional change
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News In Brief 19 July 2018

  • UNHCR welcomes deal to end latest migrant stand-off in Mediterranean Sea
  • Two besieged towns evacuated in Syria
  • International Financial and Trade Institutions in focus
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UNHCR welcomes deal to end latest migrant stand-off in Mediterranean Sea

UN Refugee Agency chief Filippo Grandi, on Thursday gave a cautious welcome to the decision by several EU countries to take in some 450 migrants who have been stranded at sea for days, warning that a “ship-by-ship” arrangement was not sustainable.

News in Brief 20 April 2018

  • Journalist deaths, kidnappings, constitute threat to Ecuador and Colombia: UN chief
  • UNHCR convoy delivers emergency aid to southern Libya town
  • Cameroon urged to stop deporting Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
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Australia’s offshore processing policy for refugees has taken huge toll, warns senior UNHCR official

Asylum seekers bound for Australia have been left mentally scarred by years of detention on Pacific islands, senior UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) official Indrika Ratwatte said on Wednesday. 

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News in Brief 27 March 2018

  • Humanitarian chief: Over 1,700 killed in Syria's eastern Ghouta since ceasefire resolution
  • Yemen crisis leaves nearly 2 million children out of school: UNICEF
  • UNHCR urges Ukraine to take action on displaced, asylum seekers
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Flow of Venezuelans across border now 'a humanitarian disaster': WFP chief

The outflow of Venezuelans into neighbouring countries such as Colombia, constitutes a “humanitarian disaster”, said the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) on T

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