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The UN Getting Access To Fields In Ethiopia

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01:16 min | Last month

The UN Getting Access To Fields In Ethiopia

"Un has renewed appeals for humanitarian access to all areas of ethiopia's troubled tigray region to help people displaced by fighting which has forced the most desperate to eat leaves just to survive the cool by the office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs officer and the u n high commissioner for refugees. Unhcr on friday came three months since heavy. Fighting began between government troops and forces loyal to the tigray. people's liberation front in the northern region. Full access must be granted now to prevent things getting even worse said unhcr spokesperson baba balak while cited insecurity and bureaucratic obstacles. That have prevented aid. Workers from providing lifesaving assistance to two point three million people high level efforts to avert a humanitarian disaster in tigray included a visit by refugee agency. Chief filippo grandi to ethiopia earlier. This week when he met people who'd fled from two camps in northern tigray that the un cannot access his unhcr's about ballack. Some said the had resorted to eating leaves because there was no other food. A winnable spoke about infiltration of armed actors in the camps of killings abductions. And also some forced return to editor at the hands of reinforces presents in the

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Stopping human traffickers in the Sahel

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05:16 min | Last month

Stopping human traffickers in the Sahel

"The work of the un and its partners never stops to prevent human traffickers from exploiting desperate people in west and central africa as they embark on dangerous journeys across these heart desert in search of opportunities further north and in europe to explain what is being done to tackle smuggling gangs. I spoke to vessel coastal. He's the un refugee agency's special envoy for the central mediterranean situation of concern to us are refugees. War already formed protection in the country normally neighboring country or four gene but because of the issues relating to covid many lost their job loss sometime their shelter on some may consider moving on to try to find better protection elsewhere. One thing. I know that people might be keen to find out about how cold it has affected or impacted on migration. Because what's clear from the report released. Is that human smugglers human traffickers. They haven't had any trouble in going around the restrictions have they know absolutely. It's a market opportunity for smugglers traffic yesterday diversified. Their will for try to make some more attractive for these people to embark on those donates on in order to sit come vent a border closure in particular land border closure. They take higher risk on some of the people unfortunately trapping those journeys. Could you maybe tell me some life stories that are featured in your report from the u n refugee agency. There's one that really struck me a somali boy who was travelling unaccompanied from somalia to ethiopia to sedan and then to libya than ultimately to malta. Absolutely on we get to lia people like that they don't stop at the first country of asylum because editor condition are not there editor because they were confronted to incident in the first place. They arrive on the feel. It's not safe address some time. It's because the traffickers has light to them and told them well. We have a job lineup for you in libya. Make you cross through europe on. Those people don't realize that even before reaching libya they're going to get into trouble while crossing swatter countries because the so-called gentle smugglers actually turn very quickly nasty traffic years. Yeah let's just back that up with some data. I know you're report. Says more than five hundred people died trying to cross the sea from libya and twenty twenty often on overcrowded inflatable boats. So what is the. Unhcr the urine refugee agency trying to do with local governments when with local governments. We try to tell them to combat trafficking activity because there are too many known human traffickers that have never been brought to justice on that applies to many coastal states but we trying to work also with communities to tell them to offer another alternative that there might be other solutions on the weights too late when the people reach libya which wisden sarah territory because going to be tempting for people to want those boats on belief the traffic yourself telling them pretty. Tell me about some of your community initiatives. There's one that you cool telling the real story that tries to prevent smuggling and trafficking exactly debts targeting eastern africa mentally eritreans on somali we have mobilized diaspora in europe on the square to let people tell their story. What up to them. So it's sunny filter. Dissolve videos disarm chat forum where people talk to people in their language on. Tell them exactly what has happened to them to try to demystify. On debunk the narrative of the traffic use. Where's your focus at the moment because libya's being in turmoil for so long and it was such a poll for migrants. But we hear that bikini fast has a really growing displacement crisis to yes. there's been a significant increase. In displacement in the western side countries i mean most trillion people displaced because of the conflict. Not that many people leave the region. Manley malians few citizens from rookie. Necessa but many stay-at-home was displacing. Nesia stay nesia. They don't on baucom those dangerous johnny. So that's one area of focus western sale. The other one is the crisis linked to what has done in tigray recently over the last two months on the displacement weariness you appear on ensued. How can you tell me about some of the solutions for placing people who need international protection with their families and talking about family reunification. There are some pilot projects that you've launched with egypt sudan and others. Yes we try to look again at the narrative of many states saying you know but legal pathways exists. People need to use them rather than to embark on the dangerous journeys on. We realized that in reality goes legal. Press quiz extremely difficult to access. If you are refugee camp in eastern sudan you may not get the commission to leave the count to go to the capital city. Where you know. The unbe skilled the country where you have release may not be open or may not exist at all so what we try is facilitate access to the documentation on simply procedural four people. Could we quickly go back to the unaccompanied somaliland. Do you know what happened to him. He ended up in multi indian. Didn't he yes he did you. I don't know what happened to afterwards but the majority of those unaccompanied children from somalia depending where they come from. They will get a protective status in europe in principle

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Central African Republic: Surge in violence and displacement

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01:21 min | Last month

Central African Republic: Surge in violence and displacement

"And insecurity in the central african republic or see a are linked to recent nationwide elections have forced more than two hundred thousand people from their homes under two months. Unhcr the un refugee agency also warned that tens of thousands of face dire living conditions. The democratic republic of the congo has taken in tens of thousands of refugees while more than thirteen thousand have reached. Cameroon chad and the republic of congo said unhcr spokesperson. Boris chesnokov we say these reports and estimates coming from local authorities that already ninety two thousand refugees are present inside. drc and they're scattered across forty localities. These are hard to reach remote areas and it's difficult to get assistance already. Scaling up disappoint but we need to mobilize more resources and more funds and this is exactly what we're calling for. May strategies are struggling in basic shelters located close to rivers where they face acute food shortages. Mr chesty cough said he added that they are dependent on catching fish. And what locals can spare. Unfortunately the host communities in these remote areas have extremely limited resources. The unhcr official added one hundred thousand people remain internally displaced inside c. a. r. and unhcr said that the continuing unstable situation has hampered the humanitarian response with the main supply road also forced shot

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Central Mediterranean: 43 die in first shipwreck for the year,

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01:16 min | Last month

Central Mediterranean: 43 die in first shipwreck for the year,

"More than forty people died in a shipwreck off the coast of libya on tuesday. The first in the central mediterranean this year to un agencies have reported the international organization for migration iom on the un refugee agency. Unhcr said the boat reportedly capsized you to bad sea conditions when its engine stopped. Just a few hours. After departure from the city of zawiya ten survivors mainly from cote d'ivoire nigeria ghana and the gambia were brought to shore by libyan coastal security. Where they received food water and other emergency assistance before being released. They reported that the forty three people who died were all men from west african countries. This loss of life highlights once more than need for reactivation of state led search and rescue operations a gap. Ngo and commercial vessels are trying to fill despite their limited resources. The un agencies said on wednesday. They repeated their call for countries to find an urgent approach to the situation in the mediterranean. Where hundreds of people died last year trying to cross into europe

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Many Tigray refugees entering Sudan with nothing but their clothes: UNHCR

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05:56 min | Last month

Many Tigray refugees entering Sudan with nothing but their clothes: UNHCR

"Nearly sixty thousand people. From ethiopia's volatile tigray region have now crossed the border to remote southeastern sudan optimal than two months of fighting many with just the clothes on their backs. The emergency has created a massive protection challenge for the un refugee agency in sudan. Unhcr which is doing everything. It can't provide what they need as spokesperson. Xl bishop tells us news is daniel johnson. I've just been on a mission to the east. Where i have looked at the response in relation to the refugee influx from ideo. Peel right. so we're going to talk about the refugee influx which comes after two and a half months of fighting water. The numbers now that you're seeing seeking shelter over the border of sudan from ethiopia's northern region of tigray so we have about fifty eight thousand at europeans. Which are actually entered into saddam at the moment the influx is between two to five hundred people daily coming across the border. They're coming in through to border areas Diet and lewke that number coming over two to five hundred a day. That's a lot less than it was but you suggesting that perhaps people are just too far away from the border to get to safety across the border now yes the first influx which resources came from the villages on the western side of tigray at the moment the people which we are seeing of people who have walked for some time what we see is that maybe we have an indication that the western side of being emptied and the people seeking shelter not come from further away. What are they telling you what are their needs. So i mean. Most of the people have Actually entered sudan without anything so they come with their clothes but many many few coming with no possessions at what we hear is that many come without documentation which is also something which we are trying to address the first influx came in relation to direct fighting the influx which we have now. The people are telling us that it's more in relation to the fact that they don't feel safe in tigray not so much because of the fighting because they are from the gray area. So do you have an idea. About what the level of fighting is in tigray today. What is your access you know we are working on the sudan side and our office in addis. Ababa is actually trying to gain access now. What we are doing is trying to relocate them. From the border areas further inland. We have two camps at the moment which are some distance from the border where border conflict should not be a problem. Okay but i'm just concerned that there's no access to hundreds of thousands potentially of people on the other side of the border of sudan with. He need essential food. Water and other services reported rising malnutrition from the office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs and they cited bureaucratic obstacles in in getting access to people who need it so. What's the latest you have on tensely getting help to these people in need as we are sitting here on the sudan side we are focusing on the influx which has come across the border from at the opium and we also have offices in the opium which are dealing with the people who have moved inside the tigray area but also inside at your more at large. So let's talk about two and a half months into this conflict. In the northern region of tigrayan ethiopia. You're trying to relocate tens of thousands potentially of refugees because you've got camps further inland in sudan. Could you may be explain what the difficulties are first of all. It's always a challenge to actually find. Land land something which is owned here by individuals but also by government and we have been working together with the government of sudan. We go a piece of land which is old campsite which is called ambre kuba what we have placed about twenty thousand refugees at the moment here. We have within. I would say short span in able to at least all stem in attempts but also ensure water health and food the second site which we have because kuba has been saturated is tenable. it's further way than kouba and it takes about twelve to fourteen sometimes. Sixteen hours to actually have the buses leaving the border area arriving at the campsite. Which therefore makes it arrivals in the middle of the night now. The campsite is located in a very remote area where we don't have any electricity and we are concerned that actually offloading these amounts of people in the middle of the night with no lights is something of a concern to us. We are trying to do this now. In such a way that we have larger area rub whole set up where we host people until we have the song light out again and then we give them the tents which have been set up for them. Sure and final. Question to you mr bishop. We are two and a half months into this conflict refugees telling you that. They are hopeful. Being able to return amid this fighting between two grants and the marines in the northern region of ethiopia. Refugees are still hopeful. But i think that what we see Is that people are here for longer term and why we have had some people expressing hopes to return they would like to return to the tigray. Which was there some three months ago not to the new situation which stay. I've heard the bald.

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UNHCR relocates first Ethiopian refugees to a new site in Sudan

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01:21 min | 2 months ago

UNHCR relocates first Ethiopian refugees to a new site in Sudan

"A second refugee campus opened in sudan for people fleeing violence in ethiopia's tigray region carrying little more than the clothes on their backs the un said on tuesday. Nearly six hundred new residents are being taken to to nate camp. According to the un refugee agency unhcr. After nearly two months of ongoing conflict across the border in ethiopia between federal government troops and the tigray people's liberation front teepee l f. unhcr spokesperson andrea. Mitchell told journalists in geneva that it was impossible to gauge the level of fighting inside ethiopia amid continuing access restrictions. Right now we are unable to exit the border from the gop. Inside as i said refugees tell our staff when they arrived to saddam the Many of them traveled for days. Many of them have faced armed groups along the way many speakers violence many speak among the among them obviously women and girls have been mentioned sexual violence so this is what we know as to the intensity of the conflict inside copious tigray region. There is nothing i can help you. This stage around eight hundred people have crossed from ethiopia's tigray region into eastern sudan so far this year since addy november more than fifty six thousand ethiopian. Refugees fled the country

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Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine

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01:15 min | 3 months ago

Yemen in 'imminent danger' of world's worst famine

"In yemen. Fresh alert from the un. That time is running out to avoid famine in the country out of two million children who need treatment for acute malnutrition three hundred and sixty thousand. Our risk of dying if they do not receive medical care said well food programs spokesperson thompson. Theory we are running out of approximately six million. People cannot put food on their tables. This is a disaster. This is a ticking time bomb in the world needs to act into now. The un refugee agency unhcr also warned that hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people also face life threatening food insecurity they have been victims of ceaseless violence on the covid nineteen pandemic which left them without work to support themselves. Spokesperson baba balak told journalists in geneva. He cited a new. Un food security survey in yemen which showed the risk of famine like conditions was increasing data indicated that the biggest dangers were in areas of conflict. Which are home to half of yemen's displays population of four million the district's worst affected by acute food. Insecurity are in mihrab alberta albion hadhramaut and and al jawf governor. It's out of a total population of thirty and a half million more than twenty. Three million yemenis need some form of humanitarian assistance

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Fighting continues in Ethiopia's Tigray

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03:17 min | 3 months ago

Fighting continues in Ethiopia's Tigray

"Is reportedly ongoing in ethiopia tigray region despite official claims to the contrary and civilians are suffering dreadfully. Your rights chief. Michelle bachelet said on wednesday warning of grave allegations of abuse violations against noncombatants. The high commissioner for human rights said that towns including mckellar sharia and abby abbiati were affected as well as areas bordering the mahara region. The development follows several weeks of fighting between federal forces and militias loyal to the tigray. People's liberation front dplf which has caused mass displacement inside tigray and beyond misbash let told journalists in geneva that the situation was exceedingly worrying volatile and as she had worn previously spiraling out of control. We have corroborated information of gross human rights violation abuses including indiscriminate attacks against civilians and civilian objects looting abductions and sexual violence against women and girls we have also reported forsell wittment of grand us to fight against their own communities the high commission called for independent monitoring of the human rights situation in tigray before appealing to the government to fulfill the prime minister's pledge for humanitarian access and access to water electricity and other basic needs corruption has thrived under the coronavirus pandemic. The un secretary general has said insisting that profiteer's must not be allowed to exploit the rollout of new vaccines noting. How governments were spending rapidly to provide emergency support and procure medical supplies and tony guitars warned that it may be weaker the development of vaccines and treatments added to the risk of bribery and graft he said in his message for international anti corruption day on wednesday night of december stimulus funds and vital emergency resources must not be diverted. The un chief continued adding that recovery from the pandemic must include measures to prevent graft in all its forms in addition to draining resources from people who need them. Bribes undermine trust in institutions and deepen the vast inequalities exposed by the virus misty guitarist and global force displacement has passed the eighteen million markers existing and new conflicts and the coronavirus pandemic have dramatically affected the lives of vulnerable people this year. The data issued by the un refugee agency unhcr represents an increase of five hundred thousand people. Since last year in its report on people forced to leave their homes released on wednesday urinate said the overall total included nearly forty six million internally displaced more than twenty nine million refugees and four point two million asylum seekers it comes. Despite the un secretary general's global ceasefire appeal in march at beginning of the pandemic unhcr said pointing to violence in syria. The democratic republic of the congo mozambique somalia and yemen. All of which have driven new displacements in the first half of this year. Significant new displacement has also been registered across africa's central suhel region civilians are subjected to brutal violence including rape and executions the un agency warned some of the measures to curb the spread of course nineteen had made it harder for refugees to reach safety. Unhcr continued in april one hundred sixty eight countries fully or partially closed their borders. It said with ninety countries making no exception for asylum seekers daniel johnson un

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UN says Sudan needs $147m to help Ethiopian refugees

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01:09 min | 3 months ago

UN says Sudan needs $147m to help Ethiopian refugees

"One hundred and forty seven million dollars is urgently needed to support people. Fleeing ethiopia's tigray region into neighboring sudan the refugee agency. Unhcr said on monday. More than forty. Three thousand people have fled fighting in ethiopia in recent weeks. Almost half of them are children leading the appeal. You n refugee chief. Filippo grandi welcomed sudan's border policy to vulnerable people before noting that the government of sudan needs a lot of help the un agencies expecting one hundred thousand people to arrive by april next year although the worst case scenario is for an influx of two hundred thousand the new appeal aims to fund crisis response by the un and partners in sudan for the next six months in a related development. The un world food program. Wfp said that lack of funding had forced it to cut rations for refugees. In east africa while wfp ethiopia urgently needs two hundred nine million dollars to help six point two million people from now until next. May the un agency said that. The fighting between the ethiopian national forces and the tigray people's liberation front had displaced more than one hundred thousand civilians including those who had fled into eastern sudan since the fourth of november

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Refugee Resettlement Numbers At an All Time Low

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00:59 sec | 3 months ago

Refugee Resettlement Numbers At an All Time Low

"Resettlement numbers are at record. Low this year the refugee agency. Unhcr said on wednesday with only fifteen thousand four hundred twenty five people resettled in the first nine months of two thousand twenty compared with more than four times that in two thousand nineteen this is one of the lowest levels of resettlement in almost two decades and blow for the ability to save lives and protect those most at risk said unhcr's assistant high commissioner for protection. Gillian triggs syrians affected by nearly a decade of fighting. Make up forty one percent of all those resettled. This year and sixteen percent are from the democratic republic of the congo drc other nationalities you have been given shelter in a third country include iraqis burmese and afghans. Unhcr said that three and ten violence or torture and nearly two in ten are women and girls at risk although the covid nineteen crisis has delayed the movement of asylum seekers to a third country. Unhcr said that the fifty thousand global quota for the whole year was disappointingly. Low in the first place.

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"unhcr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

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05:04 min | 4 months ago

"unhcr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That's not my job, but hundreds thousands. No, no 1000 You say this is a law enforcement operation by the federal government in Addis Ababa, basically against the TPLF in Tigre, and yet there continue to be reports. That I'm hara militiamen on now joining the fight, And also Eritrea is becoming involved in this conflict. But as far as I know the Amara this is in response to the attack. Have you asked for it? Have you got Helper. Very tramp. No, no, no, no, no, that is always. You know, the blame is there By the way, it's no. I'm looking. Tell to give this information for about this operation. Why is that? Can you categorically tell me there is no Eritrean involvement in this conflict. Can you tell me that this could not do this couldn't happen because it is always order shoots internal issues. So firstly, you tell me that you can't tell me you're not in a position to tell me whether or not every trailer is involved. And then you deny every train involvement. Which is it because I'm not in the operation. But this my understanding and it is important so far to have as an individual. This cannot happen. Motorola negative executive of the Provisional administration off Tigre. Well as I mentioned earlier, thousands of civilians have been fleeing the fighting in Tigre, and they've been seeking refuge and Neighboring Sudan, where I spoke to Jens Hess Iman, UNHCR emergency coordinator on the Sudanese border. So Sudan has received at least 17,000 people over the last five days from the tea growing region into eastern Sudan into guitar of states and Castle, a state We're seeing this influx at at least three border points. Now these 17,000 these other people were able to somehow register and identify. But I think there's likely many more in the border areas. I was yesterday and 100 yards Order point. Yes, we were there. There were people pouring across the river at that border point using a small boats. There were people walking up the hills. We haven't existing reception center in hand. I had a very small one. But that was completely overflowing with people. And then in Hamdaniya town itself. There were many if European refugees seeking shelter there, and why are they fleeing? So from what people tell us is that they're afraid based on the fighting and the Tigre region. They fear for their safety. They've talked to us about that They were people who were killed in that region. But I don't have the details exactly what happened there. Some of them are coming with their belongings and one border point. People are coming, even with livestock and some agricultural machinery. Another border points. People carry some Saxons and many people come without nothing. So I've seen people over the last night, sleeping on the floor with literally nothing because they just had to run so fast and they couldn't take their belongings. But are they fleeing because of what has happened to them or what might happen to them. We're still assessing the reasons for flight. The indications we have from the government of Sudan rule grants asylum to all its European refugees arriving here now, the exact reasons for flights were not even assessing that right now, because now is not the time now is the time for life saving measures. Are you able to cope with this influx of refugees? I mean, do you have campsite you having to construct camps? The influx is happening very fast. So, on average, we have 3000 people arriving every day and tomorrow another 3000. These border points are in extremely remote areas. The road networks virtually don't exist yesterday to get 200 border point we had to drive. Through fields and it takes a long time. What needs to happen are very fast is some initial lifesaving actions at the border and we need to provide food at the border, safe drinking water and latrines so that there's no outbreak of disease is the moment of population is in a reasonable good health stages, but that can deteriorate very quickly. But the main objective is also to relocate people away from the border toe aside where there's more space. Now we have found one such sides and get our of state. We opening a new camp there were constructing the reception center as we speak the challenges that they're currently identified side in America, but it's very small. So we can maybe accommodate thereafter. Fire 6000 people, and then we have to look for another side. And I was speaking there too. Yes, yes. Sermon theme UNHCR emergency coordinator on the Sudanese border. It's the BBC news Hour here on W. N. Y c 93.9 FM and AM a 20 coming up in five. It's all things considered, and today on the program this year flu season coincides with the Corona virus pandemic. NPR's Michele Martin speak with certain General Drome Adams about how to stay healthy. That's coming up at five here on W. N. Y C clear skies for tonight with low of around 41 showers expected for Sunday afternoon with a high of 56. W. N. Y. C is supported by a bra..

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Dogs Can Be Trained to Sniff Out COVID-19, Studies Suggest

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07:28 min | 5 months ago

Dogs Can Be Trained to Sniff Out COVID-19, Studies Suggest

"Are now emerging in refugee camps. Why did it take so long for the virus to reach them By Melissa Godin. For a number of months, the world's largest refugee camps appear to have been spared the worst of the coronavirus pandemic but human rights groups now say cove nineteen infection rates are on the rise in the temporary. That house millions of the world's most vulnerable people with alarming consequences both for those vulnerable groups, as well as the world more broadly the United Nations high. Commissioner for Refugees reports that globally twenty one, thousand of the world's thirty million refugees have tested positive for the virus across ninety seven countries at the end of September. Thirty two new cases were reported in the refugee camps. In Cox's Bazar. Bangladesh home. To seven hundred, forty, five, thousand Rohingya an ethnic minority fleeing violence and discrimination in. Myanmar. In Greece, more than two hundred, forty refugees have tested positive for the virus on the island of Lesbos, and in Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. Cova nineteen outbreaks have occurred at several camps over the past month though UNHCR reports the numbers rose sharply in September. The true number of cases remains unknown because of limited testing. Aid agencies had long expressed fears about the potentially devastating impacts of the virus for those living in crowded camps where medical services are sparse yet for the first six months of the pandemic case rates remained far lower than expected while low testing rates in refugee camps could explain why so few cases have been reported experts say camps isolation from host communities, as well as the imposition of strict laws down measures curb the spread of the virus even if refugees have so far been spared the worst of the pandemics immediate health impact, the outbreak has taken a huge toll on refugees lives. The global economic recession has led to major cuts to humanitarian funding for refugee camps, causing food shortages, and. Employment Opportunities for displaced people with the Norwegian Refugee Council estimating three quarters of displaced people have lost income since the pandemic began lockdowns have also further restricted refugees mobility with countries like Greece placing tighter restrictions on refugees than the rest of the population. Moreover, many experts say governments are using the pandemic as an excuse to violate refugees rights. Governments are using covid nineteen as a pretext to block people from the right to seek asylum says bill freely the director of human rights watches. Refugee. And Migrant Rights Division. It runs roughshod over the basic principles of refugee protection. He says now, as the virus begins circulating in camps around the world experts worry that refugees who have already suffered so much from the pandemic may not get the medical support they need. If the disease gets introduced into more refugee camps, it would be a tinderbox says freekick noting that the virus would spread rapidly the low case rates we have seen so far free lick says are just a lucky break. Why have cove nineteen rates been lower than expected in refugee camps? covid nineteen rates in refugee camps or unexpectedly low in part because the camps tend to be isolated from surrounding communities limiting the odds of the virus spreading into the camps camps are situated often in the most desolate unwanted land that a country can find free like says, no one casually goes in and out national lockdowns also help protect refugees from the virus in Jordan, for instance, which hosts seven hundred. Forty seven thousand refugees mostly from Syria the government implemented. One of the world's strictest lockdowns, shutting down airports for several months and jailing people who broke quarantine. There was tight lockdown that was put in place towards the Third Week of March including the shutting down of all the borders and airspace says, Juliet Toomas. UNICEF's Chief of communications for the middle, east, and North Africa, about Jordan this help she says. Additional restrictions placed specifically on refugee camps also helped limit viral spread. Many camps have reduced the number of people entering and exiting. For instance, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar only twenty percent of the usual number of humanitarian workers were allowed to enter during the first few months of lockdown and deliveries were made less frequently in order to reduce potential transmission according to Saad Hamady a south. Asia campaigner for Amnesty International many of the operations except the essential ones were carried out remotely Hamadi says, these are the measures that might have reduced or delayed the spread of the virus. There are other factors however, that could explain low case numbers. Half of refugees worldwide are under the age of eighteen according to the UNHCR and their relative young age may make them less susceptible. To having a severe infection with the virus if young people are ACM dramatic or have mild symptoms, they may also be less likely to get tested. It's also possible that there have been cases of course at nineteen that have gone undetected and camps. While some testing is available, it's hindered by shortage of testing supplies and medical personnel to carry out the tests. Some refugees also don't. WanNa get tested for fear that they may have to self isolate and therefore be unable to carry out any income generating activities they rely on for survival in Cox's Bazar the world's largest refugee settlement in Bangladesh less than one percent of the population has been tested. The lower case numbers could therefore be a result of low testing rates. The actual number of cases could be higher. But experts say that despite low testing rates cove in nineteen infection rates in camps still have not been as bad as expected. Even if you carried out a large number of tests, it still likely to be a low number of infections says somebody if Cova Nineteen was spreading through camps undetected camps would witness rising numbers of people requesting medical attention or rising numbers of deaths neither of which have been the case in several camps according to UNHCR data I do think there's a hidden outbreak to an extent, but we're not seeing other indicators showing a massive outbreak says to Jacobson cares country director in Syria were not seeing a host of people falling ill or dying.

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UN chief urges Libya cease-fire, warns its future at stake

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01:39 min | 5 months ago

UN chief urges Libya cease-fire, warns its future at stake

"A rare opportunity for peace in Libya should be seized by all those involved in the conflict. Secretary General Antonio Guitarist told a high level virtual meeting convened on Monday to stem the fighting noting that the conflict has been going on for far too long. He said that the country's future is at stake and called on all Libyan's to continue to work towards a lasting ceasefire. The summit comes amidst ongoing longstanding concern over unresolved conflict within. Libya and interference from outside states. The oil-rich country remained split between the UN recognized government of National Accord or GNA, and the self proclaimed Libyan National Army L. N. A. which launched an attack on the capital of Tripoli in. April. Two, thousand, nineteen, the chief of the UN refugee agency UNHCR said on Monday that maintaining humanitarian aid levels during the covid nineteen pandemic was a comparatively inexpensive way to save lives and protect people on the move. A. Along with host communities are facing what he calls a pandemic of poverty. Filippo Grandma told, UNHCR's annual executive committee that keeping aid flowing would mitigate the instability from growing pockets of marginalization, which would be more costly to address later. Despite. The UN chiefs call for global ceasefire. pan-demic conflict, violence, discrimination, human rights, violations, and political crises continue, and currently, there are nearly eighty million forcibly displaced people in the world of figure double that of ten years ago according to Mr Grandy.

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Fires Gut Europe's Largest Migrant Camp On The Greek Island Of Lesbos

UN News

01:16 min | 6 months ago

Fires Gut Europe's Largest Migrant Camp On The Greek Island Of Lesbos

"New fires that agree on incentive thousands of refugees and migrants have destroyed all remaining accommodation for those affected by the initial blaze on Tuesday evening in an alert on Friday the UN refugee agency UNHCR said that people of all ages have been left homeless in less boss after further fires on Wednesday and Thursday why they started has not been determined his agency spokesperson Shabby to the latest fires have affected the adjacent fields next to Maria reception and Identification Centre in what is known as olive grove destroying what remaining accommodation was available while no casualties have been reported to. Date the fires have now left eleven thousand five, hundred asylum seekers among them two, thousand, two, hundred women and four thousand children without adequate shelter sleeping out in the open over the past few nights in the streets, fields and beaches. The camp has long been home to far greater numbers of migrants and refugees was ever intended in an appeal for solidarity for those left homeless UNHCR restraint and for all to refrain from actions or rhetoric that could heighten tensions. The agency also repeated its call for long term solutions from the authorities and the European Union for Refugees and asylum seekers in Maurya and other sites on the Greek islands.

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A commercial ship saved 27 migrants, but now the EU has abandoned it at sea

UN News

01:17 min | 6 months ago

A commercial ship saved 27 migrants, but now the EU has abandoned it at sea

"U N humanitarian have launched an alert over the plight of migrants rescued by a cargo ship in the Mediterranean Sea which has not been given permission to take them to a European port. The Group of twenty seven people is set to be distraught amid worsening conditions according to the UN Migration Agency. And the UN refugee agency UNHCR it said that they include a child and a pregnant woman and that they've been on board the Maersk at ten for more than a month governments have been refusing permission for the ship to disembark in contravention of international law. The UN agencies said in a joint statement, the absence of a clear safe and predictable disembarkation mechanism for people rescued in the Mediterranean continues to pose avoidable risk to life said our director general Antonio Vitorino echoing his comments. UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi insisted that rescue at sea is a basic humanitarian imperative and that the mask crew unfulfilled them our time obligations and prevented further death in the Mediterranean. The incident is the second time. This year that a merchant vessel has been stranded after caring for people rescued at sea in the Mediterranean in July Talia took four days out of its sheduled journey to care for fifty people who had to wait four days before they were allowed to disembark a safe port.

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Trump WHO funding cut prompts criticism as virus spreads

All Things Considered

04:19 min | 10 months ago

Trump WHO funding cut prompts criticism as virus spreads

"This afternoon president trump said he is severing U. S. ties with the World Health Organization over the U. N. agencies handling of the corona virus pandemic we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs the president did not take questions during the roughly ten minutes long rose garden address which focused on China and here's global health correspondent Jason Beaubien was listening and he joins us now hi Jason hi Mary Louise prison trip has been threatening for months now to pull the US out what exactly did he say today about his reasons his primary complaint is that he says China's been covering up this outbreak and that that allowed it to spread all over the world he says the W. H. O. went along with these Chinese efforts to mislead the world and he says China has total control of the World Health Organization the speech blames China for the pandemic and accused the W. H. O. of being China's accomplice and that and do we know why now is there something he referred to that he says forced his hand to announce this today you know that's really unclear A. on may nineteenth he gave the WHO's thirty days to reformers said he was going to cut off funding to them entirely that was in the middle of the world health organization's main annual meeting well now it's only been ten days it was never clear exactly what the reforms were that he was asking for WHO's even expressed that they aren't clear on what are the reforms that he's looking for from them it has been on my mind is does the president actually have the authority to unilaterally decide I am terminating this relationship with the world health organization that also isn't entirely clear I you know he has pulled out of several other U. N. agencies he pulled out of UNESCO the cultural arm of the U. N. in twenty seventeen he pulled out of UNHCR the UN human rights council in twenty eighteen the WHO's somewhat different it's a member organization it's sort of like the U. N. itself Congress authorized the west to join the World Health Organization back in nineteen forty six after World War two and the WHO's charter it actually doesn't have an exit clause most governments are trying to get in rather than get out Taiwan for instance has been lobbying very hard and that has been something that the trump administration has really argued for is Taiwan's involvement in the WHL but trump however certainly can terminate U. S. funding to W. H. O. U. S. is the largest funder of the World Health Organization he can tell scientists at the CDC to stop working with the agency he can pull out of any trials that might be going on for for vaccines are testing of pharmaceuticals to to potentially treat Kovin yes he absolutely has the authority to do that just to step back for a second I mention this was during a big ten minute event that was mostly focused on China what more do we know about this disagreement with the World Health Organization is it is it coincidence that he made this announcement while he was talking about China yeah it is I don't think it's a coincidence at all the speech in the rose garden listed a lot of trump's grievances with China at the World Trade Organization was one of them Hong Kong trade the coronavirus and regarding the covert pandemic he blames China why is it that China shut off infected people from Wuhan to all other parts of China it went no where else it didn't go to Beijing it went nowhere else but they allow them to freely travel throughout the world including Europe and the United States I have to point out that this is simply not true China had cases that spread to every province and territory in China including Beijing yeah and fact check another thing is there a idents that the W. H. O. was working with China to cover up the severity of the outbreak there really is no evidence of that this seems to get at the trump administration's misunderstanding of the WHO's role they have no authority to go into another country and tell that country what to do or force them to disclose anything the W. H. O. simply reports what China or any other member station reports to them and the W. H. O. says they have raised the alarm early and often about this

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The Assistance Urban Refugees Need

UN News

01:14 min | 10 months ago

The Assistance Urban Refugees Need

"Of thousands of refugees living in urban settings across the East Horn and Great Lakes regions of Africa are struggling to meet even basic needs as the economic impact of Covid nineteen takes hold the UN refugee agency. Unhcr has said on Tuesday. It appealed for MORE REFUGEES TO BE INCLUDED IN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE. Plans to the pandemic over and above the preventative. Health measures already taken. Unhcr fears that without further support. Many oven refugees could become extremely vulnerable to exploitation. They risk falling into major debt and could be forced into transactional sex or child labor to survive. Spokesperson Charlie actually said we do see different circumstances in different areas than in some places. Refugees are strongly affected by some of the measures that have been put in place as well as host communities because lockdown curfews implemented in this is daily restricting refugees abilities to sustain that sources of income and other places restrictions elusive a across the board businesses and economies have been affected by this in Rwanda. Most of the country's twelve thousand refugees have seen the family wage-earners lose their jobs. Misty actually said as businesses have closed after border restrictions

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Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs

UN News

12:10 min | 11 months ago

Climate catastrophes and now coronavirus, Pacific islands in the crosshairs

"The covert nineteen pandemic is wreaking havoc around the globe. The remoteness of the Pacific Islands has left people living there vulnerable in many different ways. You and resident coordinator Seneca Summer Sheena said in an interview with UN news that with borders an airport shutdown protection gear specialist personnel and lifesaving medical supplies have been unable to reach many areas in need and the crisis has only been heightened by the devastation inflicted by category five. Cyclone Herald which ripped through Vanuatu. Mr Samora Sheena overseas you and Operations Fiji Micronesia. The Salomon Islands Marshall Islands. Kiribati Palau Tonga. Vanuatu Nehru and Tuva. Lou acknowledged to Julia Dean. The difficulties in moving people and cargo has been impinging on the UN's ability to respond to the corona virus crisis. Will I think that you know? Some of the challenges are much the same as everywhere else in terms of making sure that the people are tested that people are safe social distancing action sinks in people follow the policies. Making sure that the equipment that's necessary for health workers are in place you know these are of course the challenges around the world with you're talking about New York City of Fiji but I think particularly challenging here in the Pacific as the remoteness of the locations it is also an sending that the number of people in the Pacific have different types of underlying health conditions. So if you actually have a massive outbreak with very concerned that this could have serious consequences for a significant segment of the population. I think the fact that the borders have been closed in many places and flights have stopped. Mix The issue of remoteness even more challenging so we are finding it difficult to move whether we're talking about personal protection equipment or other types of medical equipment and supplies are specialists and experts that we need in order to respond to this the movement of people in Congress very difficult at the moment. And what else is the UN doing to support the communities and governments of the UN has really come together this time and we have a range of things that we have responded. We've set up something old joint incident Management Team to look at the immediate health sector preparedness and Response Plans of countries. We received requests from the country's is you are aware. I covered ten countries in the Pacific. These requests come not only from those ten countries but from around the Pacific all of the country in the Pacific. And then we've prioritized. We look at the logistics capabilities in terms of the procuring and delivering what is being requested from us. And the the requests you know range of things from testing laboratories setting up testing laboratories to Mosques for health workers too Water and sanitation supplies etcetera at the same time we are acutely rather than multiple needs in multiple sectors whether we are talking about protecting women and children when we talk about places where cities have been locked down for weeks at a time. Or we're talking about food security right now because people are unable to work and don't have an income or you're talking about multiple disasters had a cycle of the number of countries and that compounds the crisis that Corbett nineteen is brought all the Pacific Tropical Cyclone Herald. I think is better. Four countries in as many days. Can you expand on what happens in a situation where you've got a health issue plus a natural disaster happening at the same time so on the one hand you could argue that up to a little bit better prepared here in the Pacific because we have to deal with a measles outbreak several months ago and some of these structures and mechanisms already in place to ensure that we fight the measles outbreak in fact the joint Incident Management Team? That I mentioned to you before was something that existed from that outbreak and was re purposed into dealing the covert nineteen similarly We have something in the Pacific humanitarian team functions. Here brings together all of the U. N. and other partners like the Red Cross and the NGOs are now we have government representatives and the regional organisations bilateral Austrailia New Zealand so those structures are in place and it really helped in some ways arguably to respond as will two TC herald which had an impact on four of the countries. All of them are in the Pacific quality which I support the Solomon Islands Tonga Fiji and Vanuatu by far based on preliminary analysis. Certain parts of Vanuatu are the worst hit followed by a couple of areas in Fiji Solomon Islands Tonga thankfully a not impacted significantly as went to sadly though twenty seven. People lost their lives in Solomon Islands. As a result of this cyclone-hit abort that Kept signs people washed off the boat and have one confirmed death in Fiji a six year old child. That was confirmed with just this morning. We're still waiting for the data from Anwar two areas of Vanuatu that We don't have any communication with in Pentecost Island. For instance the first teams have been going there yesterday and this morning to make detailed assessments but clearly we can see based on the aerial photography and other reports that some one hundred sixty thousand people in. Monroe ought to have been affected by this especially badly affected Guyland of Santo and And penticost lagoon. Bill is a second largest city in Vanuatu. In that's on the island of Center. We know that the infrastructure people's homes roofs blown off. We know that there has been some shortage of water. There's no electricity many pants. Also the that's the case in Fiji in terms of the deputy and we are very concerned about food security We think that if we don't get things sorted we will have people going hungry in a metro. Weeks the secretary-general Monster Reform Agenda in two thousand. Nineteen with this double crosses happening in areas of the Pacific Reform Agenda Aid situation. I can already see that happening in the past few weeks as we've been working together as one. Un system. I think it's an important change to how the UN has maybe functioned in some other places during times of disaster even in between disasters. So for instance if you you have all of the sectors coming together we know that this for instance Kobe. Nine hundred ninety s right now is something that is a health sector response or largely so. But it's not only you cannot possibly move your medical equipment and personnel from one place to another. If you don't have your logistics people work so whilst you have W at show and unit steph looking at the medical supplies you'll have. Wfp leading logistics identifying aircraft. And actually getting things for months the other you have other parts of the UN like U. N. O. P. S. O. U. N. D. P. who have existing long-term agreements with suppliers in China or North America or elsewhere who's agreements can be used to procure things that we need. You have like. Un Women the officer High Commissioner for Human Rights and others NGOs as well the very important issue of protection for children for women for people with disabilities when they're curfews when they're lockdowns as I mentioned before you have very important role being played by UNHCR IOM. We know that refugees and migrants are especially vulnerable at this time when borders of closed. And they don't have the coping mechanisms that perhaps People who are living in their homes half so these dishonor accept food security as I mentioned before is a big problem. It's not just a problem in the context of the cyclone because several countries that depend on tourism in the Pacific as you know some of those countries Fiji for instance Vanuatu more than forty percents of the GDP is based on tourists industry and people have no income. Now they have no income and as a result that have very little access to food. So there are agencies like F your and uplift be Undp looking at Making sure that cash transfers cash grants can take place now while of course trying to support the government's in dealing with economic impacts the medium-term and long-term economic impacts of this crisis Hannah seeing the reform saving lives. Yes indeed in fact I was not so long ago in Liberia and I was Impressed by how the UN First of all came together but importantly all of the other partners came together as well. There was something called the incident management team and we used to meet three times a week. You had countries like China and the US are the CDC sitting there with. The government was led by the government. So first of all you know these things work well when governments are able to coordinate all of the actors and would we've tried to do here is wherever governments have needed. A wanted our support in terms of accord initiative. We've done that. We support the government. The governments are still in the league but we support them. I think what I am seeing now in terms of covert nineteen in the Pacific as a repeat of what I saw in Liberia and sadly that was not always the case was also in some other countries during this Nami and other cyclones. But I do see that here. There is a commitment on the part of all of the agencies to actually come together in some sense you know having a different role for a resident coordinator has also made a difference speakers agencies. Feel that the President. Coordinator is a neutral entity at the same time is a person that the government knows Vagan Goto to without having to go to seventeen different agencies during crisis like this but it's also important to know that this collaboration between W A chore and the Resident Coordinator Is something quite unique. It's happening really for the first time and I. It seems to be working not only in the Pacific but everywhere around the world. And what is your call to actions? Nice listening but in the Pacific and globally. I believe that this crisis can only be dealt with if we work together. It is of course human nature when something like this happening on. One tends to think of how one CAN PROTECT. Oneself one's family perhaps wants community and by extension When country but at the end of the day we can't respond to crisis legs alone Whether we are an individual or family or community or country we need to help each other so as much as we need to ensure that the right protocols are in place that we do our best to keep ourselves and our loved one safe we must understand that the only way we can actually beat this is my reaching out and helping each as well and we cannot just circle the wagons and hope that this will pasta and we will be protected. We have to find ways. Safeway's creative ways using technology but if technology is not available sometime through physical movement but safely to get the expertise to get the and this applies to places where it's needed especially so that the most vulnerable populations are supported and helped during this terrible crisis.

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UNHCR - Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019

UN News

02:00 min | 1 year ago

UNHCR - Projected Global Resettlement Needs 2019

"While there was a modest increase in refugee resettlement in two thousand nineteen a tremendous gap persists between between needs and placement the UN refugee agency. UNHCR reported on Wednesday UNHCR estimated that one point four million refugees. He's worldwide were in urgent need of resettlement last year but the agency was able to place less than sixty four thousand. Most of the refugees were from Syria. Syria the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Myanmar. They were mainly relocated to the United States Canada. The United Kingdom Sweden and Germany last year. UNHCR joined governments NGOs and civil society in launching a three year strategy to boost the number of resettlement places and admissions and to expand the number of countries offering these programs. The strategy also set a target of sixty thousand settlement departures to twenty nine countries in two thousand nineteen gene which was achieved and UNHCR chief. Filippo Grandi has wrapped up a visit to three countries in Africa Suhel region where the activities he's of terrorist groups and organized criminal groups of caused humanitarian emergencies and mass displacement during his last. Stop in burkina-fasso. Mr Guerande Rondi met with women and children who had witnessed their husbands fathers and sons murdered for refusing to fight alongside armed groups. The terrorists also raped women. Milland girls destroyed homes and schools undiluted farms Mr Grandee. Who is the U N high? Commissioner for Refugees also visited his year and Martina China to assess how displacement is affecting host countries. Both nations are sheltering scores of people fleeing violence in Mali. We always look at the Suhel. We we think about terrorism. We think about what in theory threatens Europe said the UNHCR chief from Kina Foucault. But the real problem is here. It's here that we must intervene. Before this crisis becomes unmanageable he added

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"unhcr" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

KDWN 720AM

02:30 min | 2 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on KDWN 720AM

"A UNHCR spokesperson. She says the group was able to work quickly with Canada. I think that it was handled the best way that we could be able to be processed so efficiently and brought here to Canada is a good news story. She was that's the key. Takeaway here to someone who was clearly in harm's way. Clearly foul her life was threatened and my colleagues in concert with governments in Thailand in Canada recognized that need and determined that the case was urgent to not that. She was brought here. I think that that's. The most important takeaway today candidate decision to grant her asylum. Could further upset the country's relations with Saudi Arabia. A winter storm that contributed to at least five deaths in the midwest pummeled the mid Atlantic region for a second day Sunday bringing an icy mix that knocked out power cancelled flights and contributed hundreds of car accidents, nearly two hundred thousand people in Virginia North Carolina were without power at the storms heights Sunday in North Carolina. Governor ROY Cooper declared a state of emergency to help utility crews restore electricity more quickly. Well, two people were wounded in a shooting just outside of a popular Utah mall Sunday. That's where hundreds of scared shoppers hunker down until police arrived. The man that was shot was listed in critical condition. The woman in serious condition, Laura as an employee at the fashion mall, the fashion place mall. She was there. She was working on a Sunday when the shots rang out. She spoke to the Associated Press. About what happened? I was working doing. Over on lady. And we heard the sirens out in the mall hurt they're going on. And we didn't think anything of it. I said someday to her and all of a sudden we heard the shooting that just. At least six and we all just ready. I know where there was a visual room for something. I took some customers with me. And I took some of the girls I work with I said come on. Let's go in here winning locked the door. And we say there until we got a hold of a police officer or dispatched let us out. And they walked out. We were the last ones out Dillard's. Caught up with two other people that were in the store huddled behind somewhere. Yes, scary situation..

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"unhcr" Discussed on The Design of Business - The Business of Design

The Design of Business - The Business of Design

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on The Design of Business - The Business of Design

"But it was it was a mix between you and HCR a professor from Princeton myself and prof professors principles other people who really were able to help this one student leave the camp and go to Princeton University Lorna who was the first student that you helped a bus, and this was what year two thousand five so is the mid-2000s, and you do this as essentially an experiment because you're still working for institutional investor, and you saw the power of this migration that was epic from to a different continent to a different situation. And you said at that moment, there's a bigger idea here, I need to quit my job and started nonprofit, no it wasn't like that nine eleven was the catalyst. So when that happened I felt attacked all over again. Compared to my when I was nine years old nine years old in Nicaragua effort that was at war all over again. But this time I was an adult. So in New York City, I was all hands on deck with Elon tearing at Chelsea piers. I was at ground zero day to as my badges from the Red Cross driving a twenty passenger van. How is doing everything I could to give back in a way that I could not as a nine year old. And that to me, I think subconsciously started something and then meeting a bus getting him to Princeton. And then deciding okay, we'll do another student and another student, and it was until the six kid that I decided to then leave my fulltime career. And so you were doing this kind of one at a time another student another another and each one of them. I imagine it's a series of phone calls connections leveraging an introduction from one person to another place each of these students in universities in the west and get them out of the refugee camp. That they were in at a certain point. He must have realized that this could be an idea. Right. Yes. I mean, again, this was such as a side project, and I was still very fulfilled in my job, by the way. I didn't have a setup. It wasn't a five a one c three. It was just Lorna in this is pre Syria. You could not do this today. It was just Lorna going to this camp where she knew people UNHCR and being able to work with local organizations identify these students link with the universities. But it was it was a side thing. And it was until the six kid. And I said, you know, what is so much more fulfilling when you see what your intervention can do and you've seen where they come from. And then you see how they transform once. He drink that Kool aid. It's really difficult to undertake it can you give us an example of one of those transformations. Well, a bodice and he had come from where? So he went from Somalia at age ten to Kenya. They walked he and his. And his mom and siblings. And then he was in that refugee camp, which is the largest camp half a million Somalis. He was thirteen years. And then he then from there he went to Princeton. So imagine that's the transition from the he's been for thirteen years to start as a freshman at prince to correct? His English was perfect. Kenya is English speaking, and he'd has what kind of education up until then in the camps in order to UNHCR. I mean, and the thing is you have five hundred thousand refugees in the majority are under twenty three you can't hire that amount of of teachers so Abbass was top of his class in primary. So he was teaching himself then chatting and then teaching his peers the next day. I mean, he's a genius. These kids are incredible. What did he made your inference environmental science is what is he doing? Now, he's the number two in the risk department at to be Morgan. So a lot of our students talk about scaling things, you know. And this really what this is about this an amazing story, and you can you. You can picture in your mind, the scale of that one refugee that's a really interesting point because you wanted to scale obviously, you see a successor that you want to see it happen for multitudes. It's how do you scale something that is that requiring of this kind of relationship building that you yourself are skilled at but from a business perspective. How do you scale that sure, you know, I have a beautiful part of presentation that MacKenzie helped me put together, and it shows how we can scale..

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"unhcr" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:47 min | 2 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on KQED Radio

"H. Boston After the war in, Vietnam ended and, the Americans pulled out in one thousand nine hundred ninety five the country was in turmoil hundreds of thousands of people fled mostly by vote over a decade or more, the Vietnamese, boat people. As they became known refugees looking for safety we're going to spend. The next part of the show with a story from that time and about the woman. Who went back to where she landed after escaping Vietnam, her name Carina Juan she was sixteen, when she. Fled with her younger brother and sister they wound, up, on a remote island in Indonesia called cuckoo. Where the hardships were extreme yet Carina Juan has returned to cuckoo many times Liz MAC reported this story for the podcast snap judgment so tell me a little bit more about Karina Liz and how you came across her story yet she's this Pretty remarkable woman incredibly strong. And, I actually found her because she's a special Representative for the UN Australia for UNHCR and you can see that she really came out of this traumatic experience all. The more resilient she's also really kind and has a lot of. Empathy which I think explain. Some of the work that she's been doing for the last ten years but back in nineteen seventy nine she was just sixteen in charge of, her younger brother and sister what was it like when the three of them arrived on this remote island Creena told me that she'd been told that they were heading, for refugee, camp but. When they actually reached their destination she remembers she saw this moon. Shaped island with a beach and when they got out of the boat there was basically. Nothing there looked around was a jungle would even see, any shelters any had any camp with, just an. An island with trees and bushes and in front, of, us was the ocean that's not a refugee. Camp yeah That is not a refuge you have so. What was there on the. Island So is boat was, actually one, of many refugee boats to arrive on. An island in June, nineteen seventy nine but she was. One of the first, so when she arrived there was pretty. Much nothing there there, were no people no buildings they were on their. Own no one can back no worse from any one might a third day. People started to realize that maybe this is where we're going to be. Staying they had to fend for themselves Early on the refugees on island they found a creek and people learned how to fish. They hinted lizards even learned how to pelt bats with slingshots and Creena had actually, brought packets of Rahman along with her and she used to break one. Packet into, four corners and she and her brother and? Sister which here one corner among the three of them for each meal. I mean it was pretty, clear during the fall of Saigon that elites would likely find their way. Out of the country on the, final planes out of the.

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"unhcr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

04:57 min | 2 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"That specific issue boats in the mediterranean in recent times this weekend italy transferred more than four hundred people from a boat in the mediterranean amid a dispute with molter over who should be responsible for the not the first time is you know that italy had insisted that other countries come forward in receiving migrants crossing the see here's what motors ambassador to italy vanessa frazier said well it has always shown solidarity a small a has always acted also according to the international laws and always heads every positive our responsibilities under is not simply because we i requested to because it is the desire was a wish of the talian government for us to take the sell for us to intervene we do it we access according to the desires of our country was according to international uhhuh what's unhcr's contribution to that debate melissa well it is understandable that frontline countries like italy and malta are saying you know we've done enough because they have really shouldered most of the borden burden particularly italy what we're calling for is a european solution we have been calling for this for years of course most migrants and refugees rescued on the mediterranean sea and indus industries are going to embark on the countries that have shores on the mediterranean but what happens next is what's really important and this is where there's such a bottleneck and this is what is leading to such measures measures that are increasing the deaths on the mediterranean like forbidding the ngo boats from being able to rescue we are seeing so far this year the ben they've been over one thousand deaths and despite the numbers having gone down drastically of people setting off for europe so the the the death rate is just it's just really high because it's just become so much more dangerous and the likelihood of being rescued has gone down so it's we ask us unhcr that please we need to continue rescuing people no one no one deserves to die crossing the mediterranean sea melissa limits yeah malaysia out a way to to you know equitably manage their arrival melissa fleming with me sebastian borger as well as we turn our attention to diplomacy in moscow before the football the french president emmanuel macron meeting vladimir putin a day ahead of mr putin's meeting with president trump in helsinki mr michael russia at the invitation of mr putin to watch france play croatia later french officials say the two men will discuss the war in syria the reimposition of sanctions on iran by the us and the recent nato summit the same topics broadly that will be discussed at the summit in helsinki alexander wf is senior fellow at the carnegie moscow center there is a very strong overlap here isn't there what what's the most pressing issue for you do you think between putin and macron specifically i think it's important to remember that macron boss here less than two months ago for this in petersburg economic forum and he was having a full fledged summit with putin talk a lot of bilateral cooperation sanctions relief on russia but iran right now is particularly big because russia is very much in the same cage over iranian deal with its european partners russian companies are eyeing contracts in iran if the sanctions are relieved and if the deal is kept in place so they're pretty worried that destructive behavior of trump administration will ruin commercial opportunities for russia and also they don't like the idea of a very carefully negotiated international deal where russia is a big player at the table being destroy the whole international community has to turn on not because trump's just wants it as you say that's quite an interesting aspect of this isn't it because this is clearly a place where macro putin are on the same page with putin meeting donald trump twenty four hours later you wonder what macron can say to putin on that subject that may have any bearing on what happens in helsinki i think that russia and france as well as a great britain and other partners part of the joint comprehension action plan have been working together in the un unfortunately i don't think that bring in this tangent over iran deal to already huge amount of contradictions between russia and the us at helsinki summit will help so probably this item will not be raised in helsinki or just just very briefly i was gonna say there will be you would imagine a reference to iran and iranian influence in the middle east in the.

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"unhcr" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

02:02 min | 2 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Situation for the of people they've even bringing it to to grow up in science environment however when aware ovary conscious that any repatriation needs to be voluntary in aids to be site if children in families needs to be informed needs to have all external actors at the table like the unhcr humanitarian agencies like save the children so once processes are in place we do hope that the there is a saif long term solution for the papal heartfully in himes where they came from but that's a that's a real hope isn't it because there is no movement within men mar that too at this point that would allow that to happen in the discussion we're hearing is that the possibility that that bangladesh may move refugees to an island and what would you know about that as i said basically any option on the table that is saif is voluntary importantly is informed allows humanitarian actors the the the spice to be able to provide supports paper where they need it in a with where i've been to any suggestion at the moment we wear really focused on responding to the immediate needs of ranga families into in cox's bazar while the in play workout these longer term situations what would you say to canada what what petition would you make to to this country as to what it should do for ranga look i would i would say yet thank you so much for the support that you've already generously provided but that designedly i i believe it's our neighbout twenty two percent of the refunding asks be met annette annette's just not enough that that funding us is related to saving people's lives it's related to rebuilding houses after after the tumbled down a hill delighted to making show kids have access to to to vital nutritional supplements so they can grow up healthy so while some has been done already.

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"unhcr" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

C-SPAN Radio

01:34 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio

"Had been doing for years under this agreement when they reported in they were told come back the next time now at a given date with your ticket because you're going back to indonesia even though you may be in danger of being killed you have to look into this thank you as you know the number of refugees who have been admitted during two thousand eighteen has been set at forty five thousand the that's an historical context where we have under the refugee act accepted about ninety five thousand refugees a year it's my understanding i understand that despite the target of forty five thousand four twenty eighteen that so far this year as april first so more than halfway through the fiscal year we've only accepted ten thousand five hundred forty eight refugees for resettlement that's just twenty three percent of the emissions determination and seventy three percent fewer than the same time period last year can you talk about what the reason is for this reduction and whether you expect we will get to the forty five thousand number by the end of the fiscal year we will process whatever applications we receive an as you know we work with unhcr and there's a whole refugee resettlement process i would like to work with this committee and other members of congress there's some confusion in the.

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"unhcr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

WNYC 93.9 FM

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM

"Over that particular part of the border before well yes it's very common to see people crossing over from one side of the other because of inter communal clashes which have been very common over the last few decades in this area but this is one of the largest numbers we've seen crossing over just so quickly so dramatically because the huge numbers that came in over the last week have really made the unhcr actually very worried about that this could become even a bigger crisis vanities that the moment emanuela guns sunk sphere time for now at the bbc's manual organs reporting from on the border between kenya and ethiopia now we're going to hear more of the manuals reporting including the voices of some of those he's been speaking to a bit later on on easter twenty three minutes to the been lawrence with you very good morning we've been talking about facebook and data protection and this is in the wake of a very big story revelations about possible misuse of the data of tens of millions of facebook users the company at the center of the row was called cambridge analytic political consultancy that's worked in the us elections brexit campaign and other elections around the world and this is the top story on the uk facing part of the bbc website at the moment but also among the votes they claim to have worked the recent kenyan elections the company's boss was filmed undercover claiming they done everything for president kenya's side we've rebranded the entire party twice he said written manifesto neurons fifty thousand also surveys then we'd right all the speeches and we'd stage the.

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"unhcr" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

WBZ NewsRadio 1030

01:33 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030

"For your own benefiting your unsafe heat questions every sang and do your own research so we seriously you know i just i really i i think you're you do a great job with your radio show and i think you're highly intelligent you know and you bring up really great points and i really appreciate all that but on this one i really feel like you need to check it out you will firm in your believe that we would be better off if there had never been any vaccinations for anything including smallpox then you really pauley on find the crime they came up with it at the and that if we were already on its way out mark diseases will burn themselves out of answering so there's a lot of politics to the unhcr living every single one i i can tell you that i don't have children but if i did i would not let them be vaccinated to the point you know all this autism and stuff it's totally connected to the vaccine and all these things we've never had this many disease hepatitis vaccinations a that's like one of the worth one i would would have a single vaccination never take that never totally unnecessary and they don't even work half the stuff they really dong and you have to keep getting it you know over and over again it insist no absolutely not it and really messes up your own immune system thank you very much it's.

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"unhcr" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"On his way the unhcr resumed valued as time in my opinion i waited lease new flight duty pie on this way on the disease my volume ongoing genome no no her little of college themselves so germany gene this die from unwind domoni much whom the four hundred m the baby you all you'll save is in fact oh my god he's though no believed that don't be so bold though pm he global affairs now the often turns knowledge is life and his main josh to pinch inland three this has how the m eight zero s in my opinion highly away on on holloway on on holly ali away wta oh boy mucho mummified followed wall opponent.

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"unhcr" Discussed on RobinLynne

RobinLynne

02:15 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on RobinLynne

"On his way the unhcr resumed valued as time in my opinion i waited lease new flight duty pie on this way on the disease my volume ongoing genome no no her little of college themselves so germany gene this die from unwind domoni much whom the four hundred m the baby you all you'll save is in fact oh my god he's though no believed that don't be so bold though pm he global affairs now the often turns knowledge is life and his main josh to pinch inland three this has how the m eight zero s in my opinion highly away on on holloway on on holly ali away wta oh boy mucho mummified followed wall opponent.

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"unhcr" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

VIBES-LIVE

01:53 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on VIBES-LIVE

"What has he jayco gulf poor lobby to the upper nfc oh these boats are now reasonably any policy had big addo law allah huddle all study does no i'm reid binion as automobiles yielded well not up the indian hills the odds of his the unhcr visit as though am i during it waited these new flights may june are in this way wave it after this year i know you momoh no nogo live with couch empty so germany india gene this woman died from lynda no my only much whom the for the no mean feat though the baby demonize you all you'll save is it sounds like oh my god he's though no we believe will be sold the home depot though he global housing la nacion often found fame clouds is life and then produce short in dredging moldy jonas jerebko pinch ingredients that were three times in his his his alley then this that is highly away.

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"unhcr" Discussed on Mac Power Users

Mac Power Users

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on Mac Power Users

"And one things after he can do i think one of the more sort of the one of the more powerful things it can do is african a monitor an rss feed and that means it could do a ton of stuff and so what i have a doings i have monitoring the rss feed for this podcast and when a new item comes into that feed zapper your since at do item to my task manager and it says hey you know link colon i pulled the title of the episode and then i put the url of the episode in the notes field for the tasks too it's all right there in my task management apps so i don't have to go out to the relay website and find it you know it's down the home page somewhere go to the show page again it's putting that data where i wanted to be open the spreadsheet all the tweeter they're open the task but links are therefore me again it that went away i mean it wouldn't be the end of the world right but it's it's just something to keep my task lists clean until an episodes finally there for me to linked to and it's some it's really cool because it can do our says i mean you can do all sorts of stuff with our says a lot of services even if it's sort of buried offer some sort of syndicated fees like fresh books that's how we um i believe that's how we have slack telling us updates and fresh books khusro tasanlar says feed of your base of your account status so um it's really cool it's hours ss to can do so much stuff and and that sort of how i'm bridging the gap between uh new episodes and then my my task manager of choice that week i literally don't know if i would have been able to to kind of quit my job and go on this big adventure if our assists didn't exist if you think about it it's the if the backbone of blogs and podcasts and almost everything i produce so thank you every what's his name again go to bed dave winter the unhcr thank you dave winter yeah you know and in nama.

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"unhcr" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

1410 WDOV

01:59 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on 1410 WDOV

"And photos including a snapshot of helmer posing with his high school prom big no money though as far as we can tell the funny parties helmer says he never even knew the wild was missing in the first place until williams called him about it all right that is odd i guess suggest that stuff the wasn't super duper important doom them i guess or perhaps at of the ag lost that he had moved on yeah from the need for those documents i guess area perhaps as those unfamiliar right 100 and 68 dollar tuition payment to drexel university the part that struck me rights and thing that is now the cost of o one week meal plan you can get a couple of books for that right and by gordon a young boy in argentina is making news for the unusual sounds coming out of his mouth the boy reportedly swallowed a piece from a pet toy recently and if a video posted by an emergency room doctor is to be believed he now can't stop squeaking month that's the unhcr all roy goodness yes he ahouo for a wild visit your old for a while it appeared he sounded like a shoot to every time he breathed out the doctor told the huffington post that the toys whistle was stuck between the boys larynx him farag's thankfully using local anesthesia the doctor was able to remove the sweetener from the boy's throat and he has since recovered the doctor says he's never seen anything like that in his life in posted the video to facebook to warn people about the dangers of swallowing things and it might work as the clippers now been viewed well over nine million times now did the doctor pose that on facebook really is a warning or was the doctor merely trying to generate some public city for his business advertisement perhaps why i mean he was quick with that video wasn't but met right up there in the kids the kids eight yes he's got something stuck in his trickier yes between the larynx in the firing says a you point out yes it is that the first thing to thought a foam and recorded look what you've been an you've been in hospitals before gordon you know that it takes a little while to get things moving sometimes there is a.

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"unhcr" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC

NASCAR on NBC

01:38 min | 3 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on NASCAR on NBC

"Frei and all those wild now to control things i want to get to all that because obviously that's a big part of who you are and i think while you become a fan favorite this year but before we get there 26 is that when i just kept classics and that doesn't have any big sniffing you're like halfway through your twenty staff and i know alexa at 25 at least that could a get a rental car without the unhcr h fee there was something i could celebrate that now heroin out when he six methods nothing's jumped out at me yet we were just talking about videos on twitter and in the course of doing some research for this i saw that you did a video for your new sponsor out us'll let you explain it i did memorized the branding hours dislike so mesmerized by the actual production of the entire video he's like you in a crew member i believe yeah as our team manager masons saint hilarion and i have to give the credit to the man that sitting over here near us ryan alice usually are guy are for the team he came up with the brilliant idea i win when he said i was like oh my gosh that what first off happy gilmour's when my favorite alltime movies which should be most people and i've already knew every line to that part of the movie because it's one of my favorite once and so here that it is like dude this be great promo in hilarious bernard cusp lodgers we could dick stevens jerk and it was to perfect and we intentionally tried to make it as cheesy as possible right right all the way down to like the really stilted dialogue did you guys do look a camera trick when you through the security of yet we had yeah we cut away so i launched it in the air.

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"unhcr" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

03:12 min | 4 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"The sochi i'll have traffic jam definitely seen delays moved through that stretch doubletrouble downtown one fin north fast 63 to carcrash in the right lane ahead of that wanted before the one on one accident and the collector lean zero overall you ride heavy coming away from 8 th street in commerce up outside of the five this is just past loss in avenue if a car the broke down it's in the far left lane siege pre is on the scenes walked for some spectator delays if you're coming up on that kfi in this guy helped get you there faster i'm ryan duck in your forecast we're excited to hear from you about there are very i i agree with all the dopey cornering commerce jerry brown are definitely horton crime in our area everybody yet the at beulah everywhere ma'am or green bay or all good i would think i know the car kept going up in all what what are you going to make better by leading up or get out if you heard it for mark arum in order to call go away another rain early counter i mean getting reuter i'll go unhcr bring her miserable the group your door to about earlier cook recruiter like i got it out of god can every our robert knepper juan out aid drowning and i would ever cal daughter i i've been hiring about a outta here by library ain't job leaving out or gna brought under vow to continue her legal humanitarian clean hang up by china weekdays it to kfi am 640 more stimulating talk shannon shannon studio show notice he's been looking in defence minister but here's the thing i did not want plastic surgery i did not want the ripped off i did not want plastic surgery i didn't want the wrists guided have you you might have looser saggy skin around your face your is your knack branchard job if a cult and like three that's the fine threefifths of the aisle adam istamic if the coming up this morning on the carey in shannon show what you want your wednesday by i going to join us for the bachelorette report dr wendy walsh and maybe an update on what's going on and no try the to gary and shannon on wednesday we get a chance to checkin with our friend pressed let me try to get as a kid speak take too this is insides too bloopers it takes.

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"unhcr" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

KTLK 1130 AM

01:57 min | 4 years ago

"unhcr" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"It hostage until you pay some money and they send you a key back the unhcr that lazarenko where the world kind of got lucky honestly a accident hero i think kind of found a way to unlock it and those developers will come back i think one of the biggest risk we have on back nbc because it has such a upside in cash flow and ability to gene generate a large amount of money fast and then disappear it's a problem well one thing is a large amount of money you're right of people like applauding the fact it was only seventy thousand dollars so far on this one but rao about you seventy thousand dollars gave money so they were successful to a point here i guess it could have been millions of dollars had gone were were they wanted to go against the simple obvious question would be i get read where i pay the guy that give me the key to stop them from lock up tomorrow be they still the program on my computer right nothing i mean i think the idea of vision is i think for most of these people look at it like a business slightly if they use it too much are people start google it on the internet you can and market at all there is going to start over get any money to kind of wanted to be unlock of so that people will hate it didn't come back and for some people that problem to go away is worth that little bit of money most of us aren't read part steel most of us don't have any idea digitally what's going on i said that on my computer and his message pops out what what does he just pops up and says that's it you're done until you do i want you to do sometimes it's just there's different kinds of ransomware unimak usually it's a little bit differently on of the most important things you can do is keep you updated every day i think one of the things is the corporation's really have a problem with is keeping a large infrastructure of the newest star the last homebuilding i think that this one it was something has been around for a long time but try not to open files in your email who you don't know bottlegreen files.

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