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Asylum seekers subject to systematic pushbacks at Europe borders: UNHCR
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) called for an end to “systematic” expulsions and pushbacks of refugees and asylum seekers at Europe’s land and sea borders.
UNHCR relocates victims of Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict to new site in Sudan
Nearly 600 people have been taken to Tunaydbah camp in Sudan’s Gedaref State, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, after nearly two months of ongoing conflict across the border in Ethiopia, between federal Government troops and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF).
Forced displacement passes 80m by mid-2020: UNHCR
While a full picture for 2020 is yet to be established, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that global forced displacement surpassed 80 million at mid-year, according to a report on trends in global forced displacement released on Wednesday in Geneva.
Hundreds of Syrians exit Lebanese town over tensions: UN
At least 270 Syrian families have left a north Lebanon town, as hostility toward them mounted over a murder allegedly committed by a Syrian national, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said.
UNHCR bolsters payments to vulnerable refugees in Iran amid pandemic
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.
COVID-19 inducing ‘widespread despair’ among refugees, UNHCR says
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).
Beat back ‘catastrophic effects’ of COVID-19 on refugee education, urges UNHCR
While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said, amid fears many may not be able to resume their studies due to school closures, high fees or lack of access to technology to learn remotely.
UNHCR sends 55 tons of vital medical items to Iran via EU HAB
The United Nation Refugee Agency has sent 55 tons of various necessary medical items to Iran through the newly-established EU Humanitarian Air Bridge (EU HAB), an initiative by the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) and part of the EU’s global “Team Europe” coronavirus response.
Number of refugees worldwide has doubled in a decade: UNHCR
Nearly 80 million people worldwide were uprooted at the end of 2019 after fleeing wars or persecution, a record figure capping a “tumultuous” decade of displacement, the United Nations said on Thursday.
Pandemic a further risk to refugee child education, warn UN agencies
UN agencies in Greece have expressed concern at the effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the education of refugee children in the country, as a charity partner warns that funding for educational programs is on the verge of running out.
UNHCR distributes much-needed aid to refugees in Iran to protect against COVID-19
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has further enhanced its emergency support to the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
UNHCR welcomes Iran’s new law allowing women to pass citizenship to children
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in a statement on Tuesday welcomed a recent move by Iranian government’s amendment of a law allowing children born to Iranian women and non-Iranian fathers to acquire Iranian nationality, regardless of whether they are born on Iranian territory.

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