The UN’s top rights official urged Australia to reform its criminal and refugee detention systems on Tuesday, just days after the country’s prime minister took a veiled swipe at the international body.
This November, Myanmar will stage nationwide elections. These elections are being hailed as a milestone in Myanmar’s history – a symbol of just how far we have come in fulfilling the promise of democratic transition.
The number of coronavirus cases among refugees and the displaced is surging across the Middle East, humanitarian agencies and the UN have warned, as the first infections were reported among Syrians living in camps in Jordan.
If there is one species on earth who probably feel they are like the detritus of humanity, it is the migrants or refugees. Unwanted and uncared for
Fifteen years ago I flew to Munich en route to Bavaria where I was invited to visit friends from Damascus who had made the torturous journey from Syria to Germany some months earlier.
In any conflict it is the common man or the civilian who gets hit, and hurt or killed, the most. Almost nine years of civil war in Syria have left more than 380,000 people dead, including over 115,000 civilians. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights,
If there is one breed of people whose position shows no sign of improvement, it is the refugees. Be it in Bangladesh or Lebanon, their predicament seems precarious as they get tossed around from place to place – homeless, hapless, helpless.
Global displacement is at a record high, according to the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, and this could only be seen as a blot on humanity.
"The world can end statelessness." Her comments came as UNHCR marked the halfway-point in a 10-year campaign to end the plight of the millions around the globe deprived of a nationality.
'Almost 40 percent of Kenya’s refugees and asylum seekers reside in Kakuma, and their humanitarian needs continue to rise due to the continued influx from the two main refugee producing countries of Somalia and South Sudan'