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  • In 2021, UNHCR will work to maintain the same levels of responsiveness, adaptability and flexibility in response to COVID-19, whilst strengthening resilience as staff and people of concern adjust to living and working with COVID-19 in the medium term. UNHCR published a supplementary appeal to respond to these needs.
    highlight 18 Dec 2020 (30 days ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a recently published study, the World Bank and UNHCR estimate that 4.4 million people in host communities and 1.1 million refugees or internally displaced persons in Lebanon, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and three governorates in Jordan have been newly pushed into poverty by the pandemic.
    highlight 17 Dec 2020 (1 month ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a joint press release, IOM and UNHCR chiefs stressed that COVID-19 underlines the urgent need for universal health coverage that includes migrants, refugees and internally displaced and stateless people.
    highlight 11 Dec 2020 (1 month ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR and IOM jointly launched a USD 1.44 billion regional plan to respond to the growing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela and the communities hosting them. The onset of COVID-19 has dangerously strained national and local capacities across the region. Many refugees and migrants and their host communities now face a myriad of new challenges that worsen their already precarious conditions.
    highlight 10 Dec 2020 (1 month ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • UNHCR warns that child trafficking, forced labour and forced recruitment by armed groups are increasing in Mali due to conflict, insecurity, COVID-19 and deteriorating economic conditions.
    highlight 01 Dec 2020 (1 month ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • A new report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council and UNHCR-led Global Protection Cluster (GPC) finds that nearly 40 million people are at heightened risk of violence, discrimination and rights abuses as COVID-19 spawns a ‘coping crisis’.
    highlight 30 Nov 2020 (1 month ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In a press release UNHCR warns that the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is driving further violence against refugee, displaced and stateless women and girls. The UNHCR-led Global Protection Cluster reported increases in gender-based violence in at least 27 countries. UNHCR is also alarmed by increased risks of child and forced marriages being resorted to as a coping strategy by displaced families buckling under socio-economic pressures.
    highlight 25 Nov 2020 (1 month ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNHCR has helped hundreds of refugees from the Central African Republic (CAR) to return home in recent days – the first such move since the COVID-19 pandemic forced border closures.
    highlight 16 Nov 2020 (2 months ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • During the opening of a virtual session of UNHCR’s annual High Commissioner’s Dialogue on Protection challenges, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, underlined the importance of inclusion for the protection of refugees and their hosts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
    highlight 04 Nov 2020 (2 months ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers
  • As countries all over the world battle a second wave of the pandemic, UNHCR is highlighting with a new data visualization tool how acutely vulnerable forcibly displaced populations must contend with extreme overcrowding and limited access to basics such as soap and water. [Link to the data visualization tool: https://arcg.is/ObLOL]
    highlight 30 Oct 2020 (2 months ago)
    / COVID - Refugees and asylum-seekers