Daily Archives: February 5, 2020

2020-02-05: News Headlines

news.un (2020-02-05). Refugee resettlement: 'Tremendous gap' persists between needs, and spaces on offer. news.un.org 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.

teleSUR (2020-02-04). 1 Dead, 81 Injured Migrant Truck Accident on Its Way to US. telesurenglish.net 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: | 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…

Ashoka Mukpo (2020-01-28). Asylum-Seekers Are Being Abandoned in Guatemala in a New Policy Officials Call a "Total Disaster" aclu.org 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…

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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.
news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/02/1056742

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…
telesurenglish.net/news/one-dead-81-injured-in-mexico-migrants-truck-accident—-20200204-0018.html

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…
aclu.org/news/human-rights/asylum-seekers-are-being-abandoned-in-guatemala-in-a-new-policy-officials-call-a-total-disaster