News headlines for “Immigration”

  1. Home, belonging, and the Holocaust

    - UN News

    This year, the theme of the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked on Fridayis “home and belonging”, two concepts that were systematically ripped away from Jewish citizens, once the Nazi Party took control of Germany in 1933.

  2. On International Day of Education, We Must Prioritize Girls in Humanitarian Crisis

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - “Is it a sin to be a girl? We don’t want to be at home and illiterate. We want to go to school, study and be intelligent.”

    In just a few words, this plea for education from a young Afghan girl has captured the world’s attention. Her heartbreaking question shows how the Taliban’s recent ban on girls attending secondary school and university – effectively ending education opportunities for all Afghan girls and women – is not only violating their fundamental human right to education but shattering countless hopes and dreams in an instant.

  3. Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Our investment in education – especially for children caught in crisis and conflict – is our investment in a better future.

    Education is our investment in peace where there is war, our investment in equality where there is injustice, our investment in prosperity where there is poverty.

  4. Mali: WHO doctor seized by ‘unidentified assailants’, as UNHCR raises alarm over continuing violence

    - UN News

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a statement deploring the abduction of a doctor working for the UN health agency in the town of Menaka, in eastern Mali, by unknown assailants on Monday.

  5. Palestinian refugees face hitting ‘rock bottom’, warns UNRWA in $1.6 billion appeal

    - UN News

    The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.

  6. UN refugee chief praises Moldova for opening the country to Ukrainians fleeing war

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees congratulated Moldova on Saturday, for its decision to initiate temporary protection for refugees fleeing Ukraine.

  7. The Climate Conversations

    - Inter Press Service

    DHAKA, Bangladesh, Jan 18 (IPS) - Climate change is a global problem that requires a global solution. However, negotiating a solution has been challenging due to several factors. One of the main reasons that recent COP Climate summits and other international climate talks have not been able to resolve climate change is that there is a lack of consensus among countries on how to address the issue.

    Developed countries, which have historically been the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, are often unwilling to take on significant emissions reductions or to provide financial assistance to developing countries to help them adapt to the effects of climate change.

  8. Steep increase in deadly boat journeys reflects Rohingyas’ desperation: UNHCR

    - UN News

    The steep increase in the number of Rohingya refugees risking their lives to cross the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal last year is a reflection of their growing desperation, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

  9. Greece in spotlight over trial of activists, volunteers who rescued migrants

    - UN News

    The Greek authorities faced an appeal on Friday from the UN human rights office, OHCHRto dismiss the trial of two dozen aid workers who rescued migrants in distress at sea.

  10. New US border policy poses risk to fundamental rights, warns UN’s Türk

    - UN News

    Recent Biden Administration border policy reforms “risk undermining the basic foundations of international human rights and refugee law”, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, said on Wednesday.

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