Tag Archives: Resettlement

UNHCR Staff Members Solicited Bribes from Refugees: UN Probe

“If UNHCR in Ethiopia and Sudan worked correctly, no one would want to come to Libya”

Asylum for sale. A UN probe reveals harrowing tales of corruption among resettlement workers for the United Nations refugee agency – UNHCR.

BY SALLY HAYDEN | IRIN NEWS*

An internal UN refugee agency investigation into allegations of corruption in its Sudan resettlement operations has determined that a staff member abused their power by soliciting bribes from refugees. Continue reading UNHCR Staff Members Solicited Bribes from Refugees: UN Probe

Israel Suspends New UNHCR Migrants Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was forced to put the new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants on hold until further review.

BY MAAYAN LUBELL | REUTERS

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he was suspending a new agreement with the U.N. refugee agency to relocate thousands of African migrants, as right-wing pressure mounted on him to scrap the deal. Continue reading Israel Suspends New UNHCR Migrants Deal

Mediterranean Migrants Should be Turned Back: Home Secretary

“There is a difference between people fleeing persecution and economic migrants crossing the Mediterranean in the hope of a better life. The latter group should be sent back to their country of origin – even if against their will … We simply must not provide new incentives for those simply seeking to come for economic reasons …. otherwise, we are encouraging more people to put their lives at risk – or which makes it easier for the gangs responsible for their misery”- Home Secretary Theresa May ( ITV/Rex)

By AFP,

ECONOMIC migrants who attempt to reach the European Union by crossing the Mediterranean should be turned back, Britain said on Wednesday, even as the Royal Navy rescued 445 people packed into inflatable boats.

Home Secretary Theresa May’s comments come amid an EU row over how to address a crisis that has seen thousands of migrants drown fleeing conflict and poverty in North Africa and the Middle East.  Continue reading Mediterranean Migrants Should be Turned Back: Home Secretary

Britain Refuses to Accept EU Migrant Resettlement Plan

European Union is finally ready to take its own responsibilities by: saving lives, welcoming refugees, addressing the root causes of the phenomenon, and dismantling criminal organisations. It also promised “not to send back any refugee intercepted at sea against their will”. WELCOME TO EUROPE!

By Reuters,

BRITAIN said on Tuesday it would not participate in any European Union plan to resettle refugees using country quotas, saying it preferred to focus its efforts on tackling people traffickers instead.

The European Commission is planning to legislate before the end of the year to ensure the burden of housing immigrants is shared across the bloc, according to binding quotas based on criteria such as economic health and population.  Continue reading Britain Refuses to Accept EU Migrant Resettlement Plan