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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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Malaysia: Court Overturns Caning Sentence for 27 Rohingya Refugees

A court in northern Malaysia’s Kedah state threw out a lower court’s ruling that 27 Rohingya be caned for entering the country illegally, calling it inhumane to punish refugees with strokes from a rattan stick, setting aside a lower court’s … 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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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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How UNICEF Australia Is Providing Life-Saving Support to Children on the Front Lines of COVID-19

Australia: UNICEF Australia’s support has focussed on reducing transmission and mortality as a result of COVID-19 by equipping health workers in 52 countries with knowledge on infection prevention and control, supplying necessary equipment and ensuring communities have access to handwashing … Continue reading

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UNICEF Calls for Action to Ensure Children Can Survive to Thrive

All Pacific Regions: Pacific governments are being encouraged to remember the basic provision of services for children even as Covid-19 takes up time and money. The UN Children’s Agency and UNICEF state a child survival crisis looms in the months … Continue reading

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Bangladesh: ‘Covid-19 Aid Limits Imperil Rohingya’

The Bangladesh Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions (from the 8th April) on access to aid and the internet for Rohingya, cutting humanitarian workers in refugee camps by 80%, , has put refugees at severe risk. This has affected aid workers capacity … Continue reading

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