Border pushbacks that deny migrants their right to apply for asylum and collective expulsions are illegal under international refugee treaties, which allow people fearing for their safety to seek protection.
UNHCR says violence following last month’s contested presidential election caused some 50,000 to flee across Ubangi river into the DRC.
Some 2.3 million children in Ethiopia’s Tigray region are unable to receive humanitarian assistance, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund.
The UN's Geneva-based refugee agency said that it was aware of “a number of credible reports of people being informally returned to Turkey after reaching Greek soil or territorial waters.”
EU authorities are calling on Greece to respect the human rights of refugees and asylum seekers with reports emerging that many face being physically pushed back at the border.
All people must be able to access full asylum procedures and international protection, UNHCR spokesman Andrej Mahecic says.
UN refugee agency spokesman Babar Baloch says panicked civilians left the town of Rann over the weekend and crossed into neighbouring Cameroon amid fears of renewed attacks by militants.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but the region has been a frequent target of Boko Haram militants in their eight-year bid to carve out a caliphate beyond Nigeria.
Muslim clerics in Egypt, Morocco, Yemen and Saudi Arabia rule zakat or mandatory alms can be donated directly by Muslims for relief work, UN High Commission for Refugees says.
Biometric eye-scan project allows refugees to take cash handouts through iris scans.
UNHCR says around 500 refugees drowned in Mediterranean last week following sinking of overcrowded ship
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