Critics say such programmes turn humanitarian causes into business deals that dehumanise the plight of people trying to escape persecution or natural disasters.
The Hollywood actress has conducted over 60 field missions with UNHCR over the past two decades.
The World Bank estimates that by 2050, if nothing is done to prevent it, there will be 216 million people internally displaced by the climate crisis with the Middle East being one of the most vulnerable regions.
Public frustration with long-standing economic mismanagement has reached a tipping point in Lebanon as bank heists are not only becoming common but also doable amongst Lebanese people.
The number of displaced has increased every year over the past decade — and it is now more than double the 42.7 million people displaced in 2012.
A new report from the UN refugee agency says the number of asylum seekers that have died or gone missing doubled last year, with land and sea routes becoming more dangerous.
Strengthening access to refugee education has an untapped potential to create a generation of youth that can contribute to the development of both Pakistan and their homeland Afghanistan, when the situation improves.
Eleven bodies have been recovered so far and another 90 people stranded on the islet were rescued overnight, according to Greek coastguards.
On the heels of UN refugee agency's warning of "a larger crisis that is just beginning" in Afghanistan, an EU draft shared by Reuters shows the bloc is aiming for stricter policies to curb refugee influx from Afghanistan following Taliban takeover.
Nearly 70 percent of those fleeing homes are from just five countries – Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan, South Sudan and Myanmar – according to the annual report on forced displacement by the United Nations Refugee Agency.
The bill would allow Denmark to move refugees arriving on Danish soil to asylum centres in possible partner countries such as Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia and others.
UN refugee agency says raids by Daesh-linked militants since late March drove around 30,000 out of the down, marking a major intensification in an insurgency that has wreaked havoc across Cabo Delgado province for over three years.
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