News headlines for “Racism”

  1. Dramatic increase in Andaman Sea crossings, warns UN refugee agency

    - UN News

    UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Friday, issued an alert over the dramatic increase in the number of people attempting to cross the Andaman Sea, from Bangladesh and Myanmar.

  2. $1.72 billion plan launched to support Venezuelans on the move in Latin America and the Caribbean

    - UN News

    Two UN agencies launched on Thursday, a $1.72 billion regional plan to support Venezuelan refugees and migrants throughout Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). 

  3. More than 50,000 migrants 'die in search of a better life'

    - UN News

    After risking their lives on dangerous journeys, more than 50,000 migrants are known to have died worldwide since 2014, the UN migration agency, IOM, said on Wednesday. 

  4. Netflix biodrama draws attention to real-life refugee-turned-Olympian

    - UN News

    When the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, screened a film about the inspiring true story of two sisters who swam for their lives to escape war-torn Syria, one UN official hailed it as “a testament to the strength, courage, and perseverance” of the more than one hundred million people forcibly displaced s around the world. 

  5. Myanmar crisis: Rights expert urges Korea to play ‘enhanced leadership role’

    - UN News

    Concluding a six-day official visit to the Republic of Korea (ROK), a UN-appointed independent human rights expert urged the country to help reverse the international community’s failure to address the crisis in Myanmar by taking the regional lead in ending violence against civilians there.

  6. UNHCR calls for ban on forced returns of asylum seekers to eastern DR Congo

    - UN News

    The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has reiterated its call for a ban on forced returns to eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), including asylum seekers who have had their claims rejected.

  7. Invest more in Africa’s Sahel, or risk decades of armed conflict and displacement

    - UN News

    Without urgent investment in climate mitigation and adaptation, countries in the Sahel risk decades of armed conflict and displacement, exacerbated by rising temperatures, scarcity of resources and food insecurity, the UN has warned in a report published on Wednesday.

  8. Displaced families face winter hardships, UN refugee agency warns

    - UN News

    Millions of people displaced by conflict or persecution from Ukraine, Afghanistan and across the Middle East could face a perilous winter as freezing temperatures add to the misery already that they are already suffering from spiralling prices, the lingering impact of COVID-19 and extreme weather linked to the climate crisis, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday.

  9. UN refugee chief urges stronger action to end ‘legal limbo’ of statelessness

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Friday called for stronger political commitment and action to improve the lives of the roughly 4.3 million stateless people worldwide who are “languishing without citizenship and living in the shadows.”  

  10. UN refugee chief calls for greater focus on climate and conflict factors

    - UN News

    Responses to climate change must also consider its link to both conflict and the displacement it causes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said in a briefing to the Security Council on Wednesday. 

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