Sarah Namondo


5000 Unaccompanied Migrant Children Anticipate Relocation To Mainland Greece

For hopeless migrant and unaccompanied children at the Greece Islands, hope seems to be on its way. The consoling words from the UN High Commissioner of Refugees Filippo Grandi to the 5000 children in Greece during his visit sounds relieving. Reported by UNHCR The Refugee Brief, he said “You need […]


EU Reports Reveal Libya’s Reason For Migrant Detentions

Since 2000, the number of migrants from conflict countries in Africa attempting to cross the Mediterranean has geometrically increased. The influx has been unmaintainable and has forced several European governments to institute strict border policies. Until recently, the Guardian reports explain how preventing migrants from entering Italy via Libya is […]


UNHCR Mourns Death Of Sadako Ogata At 92

Japanese humanitarian Sadako Ogata was the first female to be appointed UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Nicknamed “refugees’ champion” by BBC News, and “five-foot giant” by her UN colleagues, she will be remembered for her zeal to protect the ” defenceless and dispossessed” during her time in the role from […]


4.5 Million Venezuelan Displacements Since 2015, The UN And Partners Outcry

The political and economic instability in Venezuela seems to geometrically influence the mass exodus of now millions of Venezuelans. Since 2015 when this humanitarian crisis began, the gravity of the instability has caused the UNHCR, UN Migration Organization and the European Union to label it the “direst” displacement crises in […]


21 Rohingya Adults, As Well As Children, Detained Amidst Myanmar Crisis

Recently, Myanmar’s authorities imprisoned 21 Rohingya and they inhumanely detained children. Human Rights Watch’s Asia director, Brad Adams, explains the main reason by saying, “These 30 men, women, and children are being punished for simply seeking an escape from the daily brutality they’ve been subjected to for years.” The Myanmar […]


Three UN Refugee Agencies Insist On Education Amendments For Refugees In Europe

UNHCR, UNICEF and IOM are admonishing European governments to revamp education for refugee and migrant children as they name some of the challenges faced by these children. These include inadequate school spaces, language barriers, inadequate teacher training and limited access to psychosocial support. Most importantly, there are limited catch-up classes […]


Italy Resettles 91 Refugees And Migrants Via Humanitarian Corridor Project

Resettlement remains one of the best temporary options for refugees, especially those living where there is little or no government support. Exceptionally, the collaboration of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI), the Community of Sant’Egidio, Waldensian Table, Methodist Churches, Caritas Italiana and the Italian government are the brain […]


Unmet UN Aid Appeals Cause Host Countries Of Venezuelan Refugees To Lament

The Venezuelan crisis has been recorded as the largest after the Syrian crisis, leaving millions of Venezuelans at the mercy of neighbouring countries, UNHCR reports. Despite the overwhelming stretch in its educational and health services, Colombia can be commended for supporting the largest population. More applause should be given to […]


Refugees In Indonesia Suffer Huge Consequences From Australian Funding Cuts

Indonesia is not a signatory member of the 1951 Refugee Convention, but it hosts 14,000 registered refugees, as per UNHCR records. However, Indonesia surprised the world in December 2016, when President Joko Widodo filled a legal vacuum by issuing a decree to ensure that refugees are not arbitrarily expelled or […]


The Unwelcoming Tales Of Unaccompanied Migrant Children In France 1

France is no exception to receiving the influx of migrants like the rest of Europe. However, recent reports have revealed that French border police authorities have been rejecting unaccompanied migrant children who have dared dangerous mountain trips from Italy to France. Rigorous age evaluations and interviews have been conducted. These […]