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  1. ‘Off-the-charts awe inspiring’ Refugee Paralympic Team heading to Paris

    - UN News

    Eight athletes and one guide runner are set to compete in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games as the largest-ever Refugee Paralympic Team, the International Paralympic Committee announced on Tuesday.

  2. Arbitrary detentions and impunity widespread in Libya, warns UN’s Türk

    - UN News

    The desperate plight of migrants and refugees tortured, trafficked and sold “at scale” in Libya took centre stage at the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Tuesday, where UN rights chief Volker Türk urged the international community to consider halting its agreement with the north African country on asylum seekers and migration.

  3. Refugees, migrants face violence, abuse and death on routes across Africa, new data shows

    - UN News

    Refugees and migrants continue to face extreme forms of violence, exploitation and death on sea and on land across Africa as they move through the continent, UN agencies said on Friday, in an appeal to border authorities to do more to protect them.

  4. World News in Brief: Burkina Faso, refugees and climate change, Afghan women deserve seat in Doha: CEDAW

    - UN News

    Resources are desperately needed to ramp up aid supplies for Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, which is staring at an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis”, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

  5. Record levels of displacement amid global conflict and natural disasters

    - UN News

    There are twice as many internally displaced people today as there were ten years ago - the largest numbers ever recordedsaid Special Advisor on Solutions to Internal Displacement Robert Piperon Friday.

  6. Honour the strength and courage of refugees, urges UN chief

    - UN News

    “Conflict, climate chaos and upheaval” have forced more than 120 million people from their homes including 43.5 million who have fled across national borders said the UN Secretary-General in his message for World Refugee Day, marked on Thursday.

  7. Parent, technician, farmer, merchant: What more can a teacher be?

    - UN News

    On World Refugee Daymarked annually on 20 June, meet some of the multi-talented teachers and principals of migrant learning centres in Thailand along the border with Myanmar, who, with UN support, are doing all they can to keep up with the influx of children seeking sanctuary.

  8. Worldwide levels of forced displacement hit new high: UNHCR

    - UN News

    This year and last have seen historically high levels of forced displacement worldwide according to the UN refugee agency’s (UNHCR) 2024 flagship Global Trends Report published on Thursday.

  9. Over 180 migrants dead or missing in latest tragedy off Yemen, UN agency reports

    - UN News

    At least 49 migrants have been killed, including many women and children, and a further 140 are missing after the boat they were on capsized off the coast of Yemen on Monday, the UN International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported.

  10. World News in Brief: Mass floggings in Afghanistan, refugee resettlement crisis, ‘greening education’

    - UN News

    A spokesperson for the UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Wednesday said he was “deeply disturbed” over the widespread and continued use of corporal punishment in Afghanistan.

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