Liberia has become the latest country to remove gender discriminatory provisions in its nationality law. This will now ensure women can pass nationality to their children on an equal basis with men, and also help prevent childhood statelessness.
A terrible tragedy is unfolding in Somalia where a devastating drought has reached unprecedented levels. The prospect of starvation haunts the country and 1 million people have been forced to flee their homes because there is literally no water or food left in their villages. https://t.co/FwSKAAuQQX
Our latest report shows protection services are severely lacking for refugees and migrants making perilous journeys from the Sahel and Horn of Africa. Funding is critically needed to implement better services that can help prevent and #EndHumanTrafficking, and support survivors. https://t.co/tqOqXFUlsb
The Horn of Africa is experiencing a catastrophic drought- the worst in 4 decades. Millions now face severe hunger + hundreds of thousands have fled in search of life-saving aid. This crisis must not be overlooked. We appeal to the world for urgent support
The unprecedented volume of people forcibly displaced- more than 100 million - is unsustainable. This is why global collaboration to find solutions is urgent and a top priority.
My remarks to the UN Refugee Agency's 84th Meeting of the Standing Committee: https://t.co/9cE2kcTwfR
Today on #WorldParliamentDay we recognize the tireless work of the @IPUparliament in encouraging parliaments worldwide to support the forcibly displaced and stateless - by securing their human rights, ensuring their full inclusion and countering discrimination.
For #WorldRefugeeDay, we commenced the week with faith actors incl @IRWorldwide @lutheranworld, @HIASrefugees + others, who've been key in supporting refugees and building inclusive societies. This commitment to "welcoming the stranger" is intrinsic to many faiths and traditions. https://t.co/2vzPWVDBnu
The gap between resettlement needs and the number of places available is widening. Last year, despite 1.47 million refugees estimated to need resettlement, fewer than 40,000 were resettled. We appeal to states for predictable, multi-year commitments and faster processing.
We've released our UN Refugee Agency global resettlement figures for next year.
In 2023 resettlement needs will rise by 36% to 2 million, owing to the impacts of the pandemic, the emergence of new displacement situations, and protracted refugee situations.https://t.co/EeRS83ayvs