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UNHCR, IOM: Interception at sea is not the solution to channel crossings

UNHCR, IOM: Interception at sea is not the solution to channel crossings

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) are troubled by the proposal to intercept boats and return those attempting to cross the English Channel irregularly. The foreseen deployment of large naval vessels to deter such crossings and block small, flimsy dinghies may result in harmful […]

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for refugees, displaced and stateless

UNHCR warns of increased COVID-19-related trafficking risks for refugees, displaced and stateless

With COVID-19 increasing needs and vulnerabilities of refugees and internally displaced and stateless people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation. “Enforced measures to control the pandemic and worsening socio-economic conditions are having serious implications […]