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  • In a press release, UNHCR has called upon states to urgently release refugees and asylum-seekers who are being unlawful and arbitrarily held in detention, asking that states act in accordance with international law and that amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, vulnerable refugees are not placed at heightened and unnecessary risk.
    highlight 30 Jul 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a press release, UNHCR are WFP warn that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters – as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 - threaten to leave millions of refugees across Africa without food.
    highlight 09 Jul 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a press release, UNHCR alerted that more than three quarters of Nicaraguan refugees and asylum-seekers in Costa Rica are going hungry, eating only once or twice a day as a result of the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    highlight 28 Aug 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a press release on the eve of the donor conference for Rohingya refugees, UNHCR called for solidarity, support and solutions for this stateless and displaced population as the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has added layers of new challenges and needs to an already complex and massive refugee emergency.
    highlight 20 Oct 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a press release UNHCR warns that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. The UNHCR-led Global Protection Cluster reported increases in gender-based violence in at least 27 countries. UNHCR is also alarmed by increased risks of child and forced marriages being resorted to as a coping strategy by displaced families buckling under socio-economic pressures.
    highlight 25 Nov 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a key annual address to UNHCR’s annual Executive Committee meeting in Geneva, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, warned that COVID-19 is severely testing refugee protection.
    highlight 06 Oct 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a joint statement, UNHCR, IOM and UNICEF welcomed the first relocation of unaccompanied children from Greece as a strong message of European Solidarity.
    highlight 17 Apr 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a joint press release, IOM and UNHCR chiefs stressed that COVID-19 underlines the urgent need for universal health coverage that includes migrants, refugees and internally displaced and stateless people.
    highlight 11 Dec 2020 (3 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a high-level event, UNHCR sought sustained support for Afghan refugees and refugee-hosting countries as support becomes even more urgent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and a deepening regional socio-economic crisis.
    highlight 06 Jul 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In Latin America which accounts for nearly half of the deaths and cases worldwide, the combination of the hurricane season in the north of Central America and COVID-19 is exacerbating humanitarian needs. To combat these emergencies, UNHCR in El Salvador, together with the joint response team provided aid to 1,150 communities and information to 1.2 million people, while in Guatemala, UNHCR delivered bulk beds and mattresses to shelters.
    highlight 22 Jun 2020 (4 years ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers