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Refugee resettlement: 'Tremendous gap' persists between needs, and spaces on offer
news.un.org | 2020-02-05
Although around 1.4 million refugees are estimated to be in urgent need of resettlement worldwide, only 63,696 were resettled through the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) last year – that's only 4.5 per cent – due to a continuing shortage of offers of sanctuary from governments across the world.
1 Dead, 81 Injured Migrant Truck Accident on Its Way to US
telesurenglish.net | 2020-02-04
One person was killed and 81 others were injured Tuesday when a truck full of Central American migrants overturned in southern Mexico on its way to the United States border. | RELATED: | Greece Says It's Accelerating Asylum Applications, Deportations | According to authorities in the Mexican state of Veracruz, the accident occurred near the town of San Andres Tuxtla, about 500 kilometers away from Mexico City, on a road that ends up near the Mexican-Texan border. | The Mexican…
Asylum-Seekers Are Being Abandoned in Guatemala in a New Policy Officials Call a "Total Disaster"
Ashoka Mukpo | aclu.org | 2020-01-28
In late November, U.S. immigration authorities began | deporting some Central American asylum-seekers to Guatemala under a new | policy that makes it nearly impossible for them to seek asylum in the U.S. | But Guatemalan human rights workers say that their country's | asylum system isn't capable of handling even the relatively small numbers that | have been sent there so far, and that asylum seekers' precarious status in the | country has already pushed many to leave. | "They're preferring to move on…