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News in Brief 24 November 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Rohingya return plan must guarantee their safety: UNHCR

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People without nationality face ‘stark realities’ of discrimination and persecution – UN report

Discrimination, exclusion and persecution are stark realities for many of the world’s stateless minorities, the United Nations refugee agency warned in a new report, calling for immediate action to secure equal nationality rights for all.

News in Brief 24 October 2017 (AM)

Fewer cases of polio in 2016 “than any other year in history”: WHO

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News in Brief 16 October 2017 (AM)

Make migration “safer and voluntary” choice says Pope on World Food Day

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Dire lack of winter funding puts millions of refugees in Middle East at risk, warns UN agency

Dwindling resources could severely jeopardize efforts to provide refugees and displaced persons across the Middle East with essential winter supplies such as thermal blankets and warm clothing, the United Nations refugee agency has warned.

News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

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Over 3.5 million refugee children missing out on education, UN report finds

Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published today by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response.

UN rights experts warn new EU policy on boat rescues will cause more people to drown

The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

UN refugee agency seeks $9.5 million to assist Nigerian returnees from Cameroon

The UN refugee agency is seeking an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in northeast Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns of Nigerian refugees mainly from Cameroon since the beginning of the year.

UN-backed roadmap shows how to improve situation of separated refugee children in Europe

United Nations agencies today issued a set of recommendations for action to improve the situation of refugee and migrant children arriving and staying in Europe without their parents or caregivers.