The U.N. refugee agency, International Organization for Migration and 72 other partners are appealing for $691 million to implement a new plan to relocate and help ease the plight of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Europe this year.
More than 1.3 million refugees and migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa and elsewhere have arrived in Europe over the past two years. They have met with resistance from European nations reluctant to receive them; tens of thousands continue to languish in sub-standard camps and makeshift accommodations, with inadequate assistance and little hope for their future.
The plan being launched by the U.N. refugee agency and International Organization for Migration sets out a new strategy to ensure safe access to asylum and protection of these individuals.
UNHCR spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly calls this a very pragmatic plan – one that will be reviewed throughout the year and adjusted to the reality on the ground," said Pouilly. "She tells VOA the plan aims to support long-term solutions and an orderly and dignified way of managing migration.
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