The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has received a critical and timely donation of $2mn from Qatar Charity (QC) to support vulnerable families that are internally displaced in Yemen, it was announced Friday.
Qatar Airways has announced a two-year partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to deliver on its purpose of providing humanitarian relief and assistance to the displaced globally.
Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD) and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have signed an agreement worth $3mn to operate five clinics to support primary health needs in support of the Syrian refugees in Jordan.
News of the rescue comes several days after the arrival in Malaysia of another boat carrying dozens of members of the persecuted minority from Myanmar.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he was cancelling an agreement with the UN refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, bowing to right-wing pressure to scrap the deal.
The UN refugee agency urged Bangladesh on Tuesday to speed up vetting of up to 15,000 Rohingya refugees "stranded" near the border after crossing into the country from Myanmar and move them further inland to safer and better conditions.
An unprecedented surge of 270,000 Rohingya has sought refuge in Bangladesh over the past two weeks, the UN refugee agency said on Friday, as it announced a dramatic jump in the total as new pockets of people fleeing violence in Myanmar are found.
The deaths of nearly 400 people in attacks and counter attacks between suspected Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces on August 25 forced the Muslims to cross in their thousands to Bangladesh for safety.
The death toll from a migrant boat disaster off Egypt's coast climbed to 133 on Friday as rescuers recovered more bodies from the Mediterranean.