“This is a way I can give back...”
Ali, a former Afghan #refugee, and his Iranian business partner have repurposed their suit-making factory to produce masks and hospital gowns to help combat #COVID19 in Iran.
Many thanks to @europeaid for their partnership and critical support to our #COVID19 response in Iran; the additional assistance will help host communities and Afghan #refugees alike. Cooperation in action! https://t.co/tKJC8fZ5Ba
"Our fear is that we'll have tremendous loss of life." @IndrikaRatwatte, Director of UNHCR's Bureau for Asia & the Pacific, tells @BBCRajiniV about the potentially tragic consequences if #refugees in distress at sea are not able to disembark safely. https://t.co/z0yii68YyL
In the midst of #COVID19, UNHCR warns that border management efforts must not lead to people being forcibly returned to situations of danger. Rescue at sea and allowing the persecuted to seek asylum are fundamental tenets of customary international law. https://t.co/ycVhh9U8zL
"The reality for many #refugees is that persecution & threats to their lives and well-being are more immediate than #COVID19." Our Director, @IndrikaRatwatte, explains why we're calling on states to ensure that refugees in distress at sea can reach safety. https://t.co/ycVhh9U8zL
UNHCR is concerned by reports of failure to disembark vessels in distress in the Bay of Bengal & Andaman Sea. All states must uphold their life-saving obligations to #refugees and asylum-seekers. Read our Director @IndrikaRatwatte's full comment here: https://t.co/TA9S5MrS5Y