Global refugee resettlement needs will skyrocket next year: UNHCR

Over 2 million refugees According to the 2023 Resettlement Needs Assessment released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on Tuesday, resettlement will be required next year.

The 2023 figure represents 1.47 million, an increase of 36% compared to the need for resettlement this year.

This rise is due to the humanitarian consequences of the pandemic, the large number of various protracted refugee situations, and the emergence of new evacuation situations over the past year.

Most needs in 2023 come from asylum seekers across the African continent. It is estimated that approximately 662,012 refugees hosted there require resettlement.

This is followed by the Middle East and North Africa (463,930) and Turkey (417,200).

Given that the Syrian crisis continues to be the world’s largest refugee situation, by country of origin, Syrian refugees (approximately 777,800) have the highest resettlement needs in the world for the seventh consecutive year. Represents.

Refugees from Afghanistan, who were forced to evacuate at various times in the country’s turbulent history, are estimated to have the second highest resettlement needs in the world (about 14%,). Or about 274,000 people).

This is followed by refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (10%, about 190,400), South Sudan (117,600), and Myanmar (more than 114,000-mainly stateless Rohingya).

Resettlement (including the transfer of refugees to countries that have accepted refugees from asylum and agreed to allow permanent settlement) is only available to a small proportion of the world’s refugees.

During the 2020 pandemic, resettlement of refugees plummeted to record lows, with only 22,800 departures that year.

Departures almost doubled to 39,266 in 2021, but UNHCR is in the state to help narrow the gap between the number of people in need of resettlement and where they are made available. I’m calling.

In a statement, UNHCR called for a predictable multi-year resettlement promise from the state. We also want resettlement allocations to remain flexible and to be allocated locations based on urgent and urgent needs around the world.

UNHCR also called on countries to speed up resettlement processing and departure arrangements and to strengthen capacity and acceptance structures in a sustainable manner.

Resettlement continues to be a life-saving tool to ensure the protection of those at greatest risk and those with specific needs that cannot be addressed in the country seeking protection.

Of all refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement last year, 37% are refugees in need of legal and physical protection, 32% are survivors of violence and / or torture, and 17% are at risk. Was women, adolescents and children who have been.

Source: ANI Global refugee resettlement needs will skyrocket next year: UNHCR

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