The UN refugee agency is sending housing units to the U.S.-Mexico border, where thousands of asylum seekers are still waiting for hearings. Many have nowhere to go after shelters closed to new arrivals, and tent camps housing hundreds of families were hit by ex-hurricane Hanna.
The UN food agency is warning that a food shortage in Latin America — caused by COVID-19 — could trigger a refugee exodus.
#BREAKING Three returned migrants shot dead on Libya coast: UN refugee agency
Despite laws that protect unaccompanied children from speedy deportations, only 61 of them were transferred to the U.S. refugee agency last month, which Congress charged with caring for these children. Last spring, that agency was holding more than 13,000 migrant children.
#BREAKING : Stephen Miller floated plan to embed ICE agents in refugee agency to up deportations: report
8/ The Department of Health and Human Services’ director of refugee resettlement programs, Scott Lloyd, declined our request for an interview. The agency said it has a zero-tolerance policy for all forms of sexual abuse or inappropriate behavior at shelters.
So let’s get this straight Trumps refugee child prison program has no plans, little inter-agency protocol and questionable knowledge of where separated kids are and if they will ever reunite them with parents. They. Stole. Children. That is child exploitation for political gain.
Shameful for the US to end its funding for UNRWA, a vital UN refugee agency. The UK must help to fill the gap by boosting its contributions. Support for Palestinian refugees is a vital commitment until there is a just and viable settlement of the Israel-Palestine conflict.
BREAKING: U.N. refugee agency says number of Rohingya refugees fleeing Myanmar into Bangladesh has jumped to about 270,000.
Up to 700 migrants feared dead in three shipwrecks off Libyan coast this week, UN refugee agency says