UNHCR is calling for countries to respect the ban on forced returns to the DRC's eastern provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri.
States have a legal and moral responsibility to allow those fleeing conflict to seek safety and be granted asylum.
Rwanda has made progress on its pledge made at the Global Refugee Forum in 2019 to issue IDs to all refugees in the country.
Documentation is key to the legal protection and socio-economic and digital inclusion of refugees in countries of asylum. https://t.co/Q0V6GZt52S
Over 70% of the world’s displaced come from the most climate-vulnerable countries. The concerns and solutions for displaced people must be given a place not only in discussions at #COP27 but also must receive much more support in climate “hotspots”.
Climate shocks, combined with conflict, acute food insecurity and the lingering effects of the pandemic, impact people across the globe.
But those least responsible for the climate crisis and least able to adapt to its shocks are being hit hardest.
Despite continuous advocacy efforts, nearly 600 survivors - some who have been at sea for up to 2 weeks - remain stranded on board 4 NGO vessels at sea. They need to disembark swiftly, without further delay. The priority must be on saving lives and respecting human dignity. https://t.co/TsGW06eovI
8yrs ago we launched the #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness. Great progress has been made + hundreds of thousands of people now have nationality. But more is to be done. We call on Govts to close the legal + policy gaps to ensure no-one is left behind.
Statelessness is a pervasive and grave human rights violations, affecting the lives of millions of people worldwide.
Without papers, stateless people are left to live a "life in the shadows", unable to access fundamental human rights and fully participate in society. https://t.co/CmwyhdLZPe
The forced removal of people to places where they may face risk of persecution, torture or other serious or irreparable harm would amount to “refoulement”, which is explicitly prohibited under international refugee and human rights law. https://t.co/FIdRQriHiY
Congratulations to the Olympic Refuge Foundation and the Refugee Olympic Team for the Princess of Asturias Award for Sport!
We’re delighted they’ve won this award given the opportunities they provide to refugee athletes in developing their sporting and personal capabilities. https://t.co/0rG1FvbGgj