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UNHCR chief urges better support for 13 million ‘exhausted’ and displaced Syrians (UN News)

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international support for the more than 13 million Syrians who’ve been displaced in the past 10 years. UNHCR chief urges better support for 13 million ‘exhausted’ and displaced Syrians | | UN News

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Cameroon/Chad. Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee (Aristophane Ngargoune, UNHCR)

Under normal circumstances, small boats criss-cross the Logone River, which marks the border between Cameroon and Chad, in both directions. But over the past three weeks, 11,000 Cameroonians, 98 per cent of them women and children, have taken a one-way trip to Chad. UNHCR – Climate change fuels clashes in Cameroon that force thousands to flee

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Refugee Education. Critical gaps in refugee education: two thirds of refugee youth might never get to secondary school (UNHCR)

Students attend a science lesson at St. Michaels secondary school in Tongogara Refugee Camp in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, on 26 April 2021.   © UNHCR/Zinyange Auntony UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for an international effort to guarantee secondary education for refugee children and youth, as levels of school and university enrolment remain critically low. The […]

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China – UN Human Rights Clash Strains Credibility of Chinese Diplomacy (Elizabeth Chen, The Jamestown Foundation)

On June 22, the Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) delivered a joint statement to the 47th session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on behalf of 44 countries expressing grave concern about the “repression of religious and ethnic minorities” by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region […]

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(Sri Lanka/UNHCR/China) Sri Lanka’s rejection of the UNHRC resolution: A shift towards China? (ORF)

ASANGA ABEYAGOONASEKERA Sri Lanka’s foreign policy posture is to balance the US and China, being part of both BRI and the Indo-Pacific.

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(Sri Lanka/UNHCR) Explainer: What the UNHRC resolution means for Sri Lanka (Al Jazeera)

Rights groups say the human rights resolution is a critical step in seeking justice for victims of war crimes and a ‘huge blow’ for Colombo. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/25/what-does-un-human-rights-resolution-mean-for-sri-lanka

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(Sahel/UNHCR) UN says two million internally displaced by Sahel violence (Al Jazeera)

The UNHCR called the humanitarian response in Chad, Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger ‘dangerously overstretched’. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/22/un-says-two-million-internally-displaced-by-sahel-violence