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  1. UK Borders Bill increases risks of discrimination, human rights violations

    - UN News

    A new bill being debated by lawmakers in the United Kingdom increases the risk of discrimination and “serious human rights violations” and breaches the country's obligations under international law, five independent UN human rights experts said on Friday.

  2. Decade of Sahel conflict leaves 2.5 million people displaced

    - UN News

    The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) called on Friday for concerted international action to end armed conflict in Africa’s central Sahel region, which has forced more than 2.5 million people to flee their homes in the last decade.

  3. Preserve right of asylum, UN refugee agency urges EU Council presidencies

    - UN News

    Amid record global displacement, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Monday urged European countries to prioritize the better protection of people fleeing war, conflict and persecution. 

  4. Bangladesh: Second fire in a week tears through vast Rohingya refugee camp

    - UN News

    Teams from UN migration agency IOM were mobilized on Sunday after fire swept through a refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, home to thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in neighbouring Myanmar. 

  5. Two children killed in airstrike on Tigray refugee camp

    - UN News

    “Refugees are not and should never be a target”, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Thursday, following reports of a deadly airstrike on the Mai Aini refugee camp in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.

  6. Harsh winter fuels ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

    - UN News

    UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday that a harsh winter in Afghanistan is aggravating already severe conditions faced by millions across the country.

  7. Bangladesh: Fire rips through COVID treatment centre for Myanmar refugees

    - UN News

    A devastating fire has ripped through a COVID-19 treatment centre for Myanmar refugees sheltering in Bangladesh, UN migration agency (IOM) said on Tuesday.  

  8. Pakistan: Smartcard registration drive for Afghan refugees ends

    - UN News

    The first drive to verify data relating to around 1.4 million Afghan refugees on the move over past decade in Pakistan has been concluded, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.

  9. UN provides life-saving aid for refugees and migrants in Mexico, as numbers soar

    - UN News

    For several years, the number of people transiting through Mexico, many hoping for a better life in the USA, has continued to grow. The UN team in the country, in close collaboration with the Mexican authorities, is working to ensure that they receive essential, and often life-saving, assistance.

  10. Waves of Haitians risk treacherous sea journey to find better life

    - UN News

    The number of Haitians who have tried to migrate by unofficial channels to neighboring countries by boat has increased dramatically in 2021. They are being driven by economic hardship, insecurity, and a recent earthquake, to seek what they believe will be a better life. 

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