- Jun 18, 2021
Refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom say they are “not seen, heard, or recognized,” according to a new report published by the Jesuit Refugee Service.
An April 14 rally outside U.S. Customs and Immigration Services headquarters in Washington called for the United States to give Temporary Protected Status designation to nationals in several countries — and to extend the designation to those who had been previously granted it.
New changes to the United Kingdom’s asylum system announced on Wednesday are “cruel and dishonest,” according to the country’s Catholic refugee agency.
In the midst of the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, thousands of Eritrean refugees who fled oppression and authoritarianism have been deported back to their home country, said an Eritrean Catholic priest.
Human rights organizations have called on the European Union to intervene in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where over 1,000 migrants have been stranded in sub-zero temperatures awaiting relocation after their camp burned down.
Amid fears that many areas in Ethiopia’s Tigray region remained unsafe, Catholic humanitarian agencies and their partners were moving food and other supplies to locations near the border of Tigray, where a month of fighting has left thousands without food, medicine and other basic needs.
A senior official of Jesuit Refugee Service called for a humanitarian corridor in Ethiopia’s semi-autonomous region of Tigray as the armed conflict between the Ethiopian army and the region’s forces continued to escalate, killing hundreds and forcing thousands out of their homes.
Weeks after the administration of President Donald Trump announced it was dropping to a historic low the cap on the maximum number of displaced people the U.S. decides to resettle in a federal fiscal year, President-elect Joe Biden said Nov. 12 he would be heading in a dramatically different direction.