Tag Archives: UNHCR

Sharbat Gula: Lessons for Pakistan

Although Pakistan has offered 300kg wheat per head/year, in addition to the $400 per head by the UNHCR, yet stories like the one of Sharbat Gula and of maltreatment of Afghans in the past few months will resonate more with the Afghans.

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The Afars: Eritrea’s Forgotten Refugees

The Afars, a tightly knit Muslim minority in one of the most inhospitable corners of Africa, are determined to keep their home and the culture that sustains them.

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Crisis in Context: The Global Refugee Problem

The current refugee crisis is international and cannot be viewed as merely a European or Middle Eastern problem. And there are many convenient excuses for inaction or doing too little, but this is no time to shirk the responsibility of our common humanity.

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Can a Divided Europe Handle the Refugee Crisis?

Deaths at sea and a chaotic refugee influx reflect the failure of European Union leaders to settle on a common immigration policy, one of Italy’s top elected officials tells ProPublica.

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The Tragedy of Migrants in Austerity-hit Greece

Undocumented refugees fleeing conflict and poverty are most vulnerable to exploitation.

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Rohingya’s Life After the Boat Journey to Malaysia

Though many many Rohingya refugees are grateful to be living in Malaysia, some can see no future there and hope for resettlement in another country, while others dream of a day when Burma is peaceful, democratic and accepting of them so they can return home.

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Inside Libya’s Ghost Town

Ongoing UN-led talks in Geneva aimed at ending Libya's civil war appear to be faltering, with one side of the conflict partially boycotting the talks. On the front line, one small town has become the battle ground for the fight for both Libya's oil and its soul.

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Bangladesh’s Rohingya Camps — Promise or Peril?

Bangladesh's decision to move two camps housing some 30,000 Rohingya refugees has heightened anxieties among the Muslim minority, who fled persecution in neighboring Myanmar. Details of Dhaka’s plans remain murky and distrust high as resident Rohingyas have faced decades of ill-treatment in Bangladesh.

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Australia Pushes on With Asylum Seeker Deterrence

Australia is introducing tough new laws which will give its agencies freer hand to dismiss future asylum claims. It is also implementing a plan to resettle some refugees in Cambodia.

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Sri Lanka’s Former War Zone Needs More Investment

Policy changes that encourage and provide incentives to create jobs in Sri Lanka’s northern former war zone are necessary to ease the impact of dwindling aid there, experts say. Since 2010 three successive appeals for reconstruction work under the Joint Plan of Assistance to the Northern Province issued by the UN and Sri Lanka government have been underfunded by US$430 million. In the last …

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