Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. refugee chief sharply criticized the Security Council and world leaders Thursday for failing to prevent and resolve conflicts that have displaced nearly 66 million people around the world.

Filippo Grandi told the U.N.’s most powerful body the sharp rise in forced displacement from 42 million people in 2009 “reflects weaknesses in international cooperation, and declining capacity to prevent, contain and resolve conflicts.” Tiếp tục đọc “Refugee chief criticizes UN for failing to solve conflicts”

Rohingya refugee camp capacity exhausted in Bangladesh: UN

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270,000 Rohingyas seek refuge in past two weeks

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Amid a dramatic increase in the number of refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Northern Rakhine state, UNHCR today called for urgent action to address the root causes of the recent surge in violence, so that people are no longer compelled to flee and can eventually return home in safety and dignity.

In the last two weeks an estimated 270,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh, UNHCR spokesperson Duniya Aslam Khan told a press briefing in Geneva today. Tiếp tục đọc “Rohingya refugee camp capacity exhausted in Bangladesh: UN”

United Nations: Refugee displacement at seven-decade high

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June 19 (UPI) — The United Nations said 65.6 million people were displaced from their homes because of conflict and persecution by the end of 2016, which is an increase of about 300,000 from 2015.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Monday released its annual Global Trends study. It found an average of 20 people were driven out from their homes every minute last year, the refugee agency said. Tiếp tục đọc “United Nations: Refugee displacement at seven-decade high”