The certificate of appreciation that Hanadi al-Haidari’s family received for providing shelter, food and translation services for the United States military still looks brand-new, without even a crease. She keeps it next to her Iraqi passport in her new home in Denver.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has increased its payments to thousands of vulnerable refugees currently based in Iran who have faced economic difficulties amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, agency representative Babar Baloch said at a press briefing in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday.
The consequences of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating socio-economic conditions, protracted displacement and the critical shortfall in solutions to displacement are leading to widespread despair among refugees, warned UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Seen from afar, Germany, like most of Europe, looks hopelessly divided over how best to handle the refugees stuck in miserable conditions along its borders. But a movement of German towns is arguing they can help alleviate the crisis on their own.
Germany agreed to take in more than 1,500 refugees now living in Greece, in a challenge to other wealthy European countries that have been reluctant to help Greece resettle thousands of people left homeless after blazes last week destroyed Europe’s largest refugee camp.
The Libyan Red Crescent retrieved the bodies of 22 refugees and migrants off the coastal town of Zwara on Sunday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said, likely to be from a shipwreck that took place last week.