Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

Aid agencies call for support for displaced Venezuelans. Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, was France 24’s guest. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: … Read more Covid-19: UNHCR calls for support for displaced Venezuelans

‘Poverty strikes often before COVID-19’ – UNHCR chief

Remarks by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan. The UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said, “poverty strikes often before COVID-19” and cited the examples “Venezuelans in South America, to Afghans in Southwest Asia, to Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan and … Read more ‘Poverty strikes often before COVID-19’ – UNHCR chief

Sister Angelique ‘The hand of God’ | Al Jazeera Close Up

In 2013, Sister Angelique Namaika was awarded the Nansen refugee prize by the UNHCR. It was in recognition of her extensive work with more than 2,000 women in DRC. Many of these women are survivors of rape and abuse by fighters of the Lord’s Resistance Army. The prize came with an award $100,00, allowing her … Read more Sister Angelique ‘The hand of God’ | Al Jazeera Close Up

Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns about rising rate of COVID-19 cases

Burkina Faso has one of the fastest infection rates in sub-Saharan Africa with millions potentially at risk. The UN Refugee Agency is warning that the effect of coronavirus pandemic on the country already suffering from poverty and attacks by armed groups could be dire. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe … Read more Burkina Faso: UNHCR warns about rising rate of COVID-19 cases

Challenges and dilemmas in the global response to COVID-19

So far, COVID-19 has infected more than 200,000 people and caused nearly 10,000 deaths worldwide. With the number rising daily, governments around the world are scrambling to manage the pandemic. Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), shares his view with CGTN about challenges and dilemmas posed by continuing to guarantee refugees … Read more Challenges and dilemmas in the global response to COVID-19

Is coronavirus carnage on the way for refugees? I Inside Story

Hand-washing and social distancing are crucial in the fight against coronavirus That’s nearly impossible for refugees and migrants who live in deplorable conditions. Aid groups are warning of carnage, if there’s an outbreak in overcrowded camps such as in Bangladesh, Greece, Syria, Yemen and Venezuela. Humanitarian activists are appealing for hygiene kits, water sanitation and … Read more Is coronavirus carnage on the way for refugees? I Inside Story

International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Pakistan and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, are holding a conference to highlight the challenges facing Afghan refugees. It is estimated more than two million are sheltering in Pakistan, with some displaced since the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Ongoing violence makes returning home dangerous. But a repatriation programme is set to resume next month. … Read more International community urged to help Afghan refugees in Pakistan

DR Congo violence: Suspected rebel attack in northeast

An attack on Mangina in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s northeast has killed at least 12 people. Rebel group Allied Democratic Fighters are suspected of carrying out the raids using machetes and guns. Hundreds of thousands have fled their homes in the Beni region during the last two months, according to UNHCR, the United … Read more DR Congo violence: Suspected rebel attack in northeast

UN to Airlift Aid Packages to Somalia for Eid ul-Fitr

240 metric tonnes s of aid will be airlifted from Saudi Arabia to Somalia in time for the Eid ul-Fitr holiday. The UN refugee agency UNHCR will distribute ready-to-eat meals, orange juice, sweets and biscuits to those hit by famine in Mogadishu and the Lower Shabelle region. The extra food will assist Muslims in the … Read more UN to Airlift Aid Packages to Somalia for Eid ul-Fitr

Liberia: António Guterres Commends Liberia for Aid to Ivorians

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has commended Liberia for the support it has offered to refugees of the political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire: “We face the risk of a possible massive displacement of Ivorians. Given these circumstances, I commend Liberia for its open-border policy and the Liberian people who have so generously opened their … Read more Liberia: António Guterres Commends Liberia for Aid to Ivorians

Common European Asylum System Mooted on UNHCR’s 60th Anniversary

As the UNHCR celebrated 60 years in Stockholm, the Minister for Asylum and Migration, Tobias Billström defended his work against xenophobia and underlined the need for EU countries to work together to lessen the burden on countries which host large numbers of refugees. He placed his weight behind the idea of a Common European Asylum … Read more Common European Asylum System Mooted on UNHCR’s 60th Anniversary

Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia

“Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia” as presented by Professor Edgren Schori to Adelphi University on Thursday, November 11th, 2010, at 3pm in Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY and sponsored by the International Initiatives Committee (IIC). An IDP is someone who is forced to flee her or … Read more Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia

Benin: Niger Continues to Rise – Residents Brace for Further Floods

Continuing floods in Benin have led to around 680,000 people requiring assistance since the emergency began in September – accounting for around 9% of the population of the small West African republic. Reports have come in from Nigeria of a further 50mm of rain in the 24 hours to 6am on 2nd November, Ghana has … Read more Benin: Niger Continues to Rise – Residents Brace for Further Floods

Contemporary Conflict Means Changes for Humanitarian Healthcare

Contemporary armed conflict increasingly involves warring parties without uniforms or centralised command structures. Instead of lining up armed units on a battlefield, small cells often pitch battle intermittently before melting back into the civilian population. Disguise, dispersed command structures and longevity are frequently the weapons of modern warfare. Large armies are having to rethink their … Read more Contemporary Conflict Means Changes for Humanitarian Healthcare