Refugees

A refugee, generally speaking, is a displaced person who has been forced to cross national boundaries and who cannot return home safely. Such a person may be called an asylum seeker until granted refugee status by the contracting state or the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) if they formally make a claim for asylum. The lead international agency coordinating refugee protection is the United Nations Office of the UNHCR. The United Nations has a second office for refugees, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which is solely responsible for supporting the large majority of Palestinian refugees.

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UK in a Changing Europe · 18 June 2024 English

UK-EU relations have not been a central issue in this election campaign. Yet this does not mean it will not be a major policy challenge following the election. This report …

to the EU unless the UK agreed to accept some refugees in return. 26 UK-EU RELATIONS 2024 POLICYMAKING


CWS: Church World Service · 18 June 2024 English

World Refugee Day is crucial for me because it recognizes the strength of my fellow refugees who have fled their country’s conflict and persecution in the hope of finding and living a better life. World

because it recognizes the strength of my fellow refugees who have fled their country’s conflict and


IRC: International Rescue Committee · 15 June 2024 English

there are more than 100 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, including more than 34 million refugees and more than 62 million internally displaced persons (IDPs). IRC teams have worked across exceptionally

persons worldwide, including more than 34 million refugees and more than 62 million internally displaced


IMF: International Monetary Fund · 14 June 2024 English

This technical assistance conducts a climate policy diagnostic for Jordan, covering climate adaptation and mitigation policy, as well as enabling institutions. Jordan faces acute challenges of climate-food-water nexus—innovative climate policy …

with disability. Home to a large population of refugees who have increasingly put Jordan’s natural resources


UNHCR: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees · 13 June 2024 English

displacement. It includes the latest official statistics on refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced and stateless people, as well as the number of refugees who have returned home. At the end of 2023, an estimated

protection² 31.6 million refugees under UNHCR’s mandate³ 6 million Palestine refugees under UNRWA’s mandate countries hosted 75 per cent of the world’s refugees and other people in need of international protection HOSTED IN NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES 69 per cent of refugees and other people in need of international protection Lebanon (1 in 6) hosted the largest number of refugees and other people in need of international protection end-2023 were Palestine refugees under its mandate. These internally displaced refugees under UNRWA’s mandate


CEIP: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace · 13 June 2024 English

Although there are potential security and economic benefits for Moscow to be gained from closer ties to Afghanistan, they will be difficult to achieve.

control of their shared borders without taking in refugees has helped ensure the country’s tragedy remains


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 13 June 2024 English

Academic freedom is a fundamental principle of any university and research system or institution, and is essential for a healthy democracy. The concept can be traced back to the birth …

a tax on academic programmes for migrants and refugees. Not long after the initiative on CEU, the Hungarian


AEI: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research · 13 June 2024

local partners affiliated with Hamas or the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East as they purport to monitor and report on Israel’s war against Hamas in the Gaza


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 13 June 2024 English

As Article 24(1) of the Treaty on the European Union states, the EU's common foreign and security policy is 'defined and implemented by the European Council and the Council'. The …

the challenge of hosting millions of Ukrainian refugees. At the 24-25 March meeting, other agenda topics


EPRS: European Parliamentary Research Service · 13 June 2024 English

On 10 April 2024, the European Parliament gave its consent to the conclusion of a new partnership agreement between the EU, its Member States and member states of the Organisation …

mention the UN Global Compacts on migration and on refugees. The parties commit to fair treatment and non-discrimination


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