Greek resettlement: Thousands of refugees forced to find new housing
Granted aslyum in Greece but - losing the right to temporary accommodation. Recognised refugees are left to find their own homes after a law is enforced reducing their right to assistance.
New Zealand has lifted nearly all lockdown restrictions as the country has not reported any new cases of the virus for more than three weeks. Noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
- COVID-19/Policy Brief on the World of Work
- Refugee Day
- Refugees Global Trends
- Security Council
- Personnel Announcement
COVID-19/POLICY BRIEF ON THE WORLD OF WORK
Just after midnight, the Secretary-General will release a Policy Brief on the World of Work and COVID-19. The brief will look at issues such as the dramatic effect that the pandemic is having on the jobs, livelihoods and well-being of workers and their families, as well as on businesses worldwide.
A video message by the Secretary-General regarding this issue will also be made available.
Ahead of World Refugee Day this Saturday, the Secretary-General reiterates his commitment to do everything to end the conflict and persecution that drive appalling numbers of refugees. Nearly 80 million women, children, and men around the world have been forced from their homes as refugees or internally displaced people, including 10 million people this past year alone.
He also recognizes the generosity and humanity of host communities and countries that often struggle with their own economic and security concerns. We owe these countries our thanks, our support and our investment, says the Secretary-General in a message for the Day.
This year, the COVID-19 pandemic poses an additional threat to refugees and displaced people, who are among the most vulnerable. Refugees and displaced people are also prominent among those who are stepping up to make a difference on the frontlines of the response, adds the Secretary-General. Today and every day, we stand in unity and solidarity with refugees and recognize our fundamental obligation to shelter those fleeing war and persecution, he says. In Bangladesh, tens of thousands of people have lost their jobs because of the pandemic and have been forced to leave the capital, where they worked.
Many have simply run out of money and have no other choice but to return to their home villages.
The Bangladeshi government has announced billions of dollars in stimulus packages, but analysts say things will only stabilise when businesses are running as normal.
Al Jazeera's Tanvir Chowdhury reports from Dhaka, Bangladesh. A powerful storm in the eastern Philippines has forced tens of thousands of people into emergency shelters.
Tropical Storm Vongfong destroyed homes and cut power on the central island of Samar.
And as Jamela Alindogan reports, there are fears the evacuations could increase the spread of coronavirus.