UNHCR urges focus on saving lives

The UN refugee agency last week warned that the international community was losing its focus on saving lives amid confusion among coastal nations and regional blocs over how to respond to the growing number of people making risky sea journeys in search of asylum or migration.

Guide to principles and practice as applied to migrants and refugees

IMO, ICS and UNHCR have joinlty prepared a leaflet to provide guidance on relevant legal provisions, and on practicalprocedures to ensure the prompt disembarkation of survivors of rescue operations, and measures to meet their specific needs, particularly in the case of refugees and asylum-seekers.

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