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.
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.
The outflow of Venezuelans into neighbouring countries such as Colombia, constitutes a “humanitarian disaster”, said the head of the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday.
“Unnecessarily slow and challenging.”
The number of refugee children in detention centres in 12 countries fell by 14 per cent over the past two years, according to a report launched by the UN R
Denmark has been criticized at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva for considering a law which would permit the authorities to confiscate money and possessions from asylum seekers.