Tag Archives: Children

FEATURE: WINNERS OF UNHCR YOUTH WITH REFUGEES ART CONTEST ANNOUNCED

Launched in April 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNCHR’S first art contest encouraged young people aged 12-25 to reflect creatively on the theme: “everyone counts in the fight against the virus, including refugees.” One in four participants were themselves refugees or … Continue reading

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‘NZ Aid agencies warn Coronavirus and hunger will adversely impact poor children’

New Zealand: Thirteen NZ aid organisations are warning that children in low-income countries will be the most affected by the global pandemic and hunger, and they are encouraging Kiwis to help resource their global neighbours to deal effectively with the … Continue reading

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Liverpool Mayor adds voice to No Child Left Behind campaign

Australia: Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has called on the Federal Government to make sure every child in Australia is protected from the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic – including asylum seekers and refugees on temporary visas. Refugee … Continue reading

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Bangladesh and Pakistan: ‘Pandemic threatens future of 600M kids in South Asia’

The coronavirus pandemic is profoundly impacting the future of 600 million children in South Asia, UNICEF warned in a report. The UN agency called on governments to take immediate action to protect millions of children and families in the region. … Continue reading

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Indonesia: Lack of Access to Healthcare for Refugees and Barriers to Providing Legal Aid

Indonesia has recognised refugee and asylum seekers as a vulnerable category for Covid-19 Response, however, the government has not conducted any direct practical actions towards the refugee communities apart from opening shelters and safe houses for the female refugees that … Continue reading

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Malaysia: 269 Rohingya Refugees Seeking Entry Detained

Malaysian authorities have detained 269 Rohingya refugees seeking entry on a damaged boat off the island of Langkawi. The body of a female migrant was also retrieved.  A coastguard vessel first spotted the suspected migrant boat off the island, preparing to push … Continue reading

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