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Biden to raise current U.S. refugee cap from historic lows
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Biden to raise current U.S. refugee cap from historic lows

  • U.S. President Joe Biden plans to raise the refugee cap for the current fiscal year to 62,500, a sharp increase from the 15,000 set by former President Donald Trump, two people familiar with the move told Reuters on Friday.
  • The allocations will create spots for 22,000 refugees from Africa, 6,000 from East Asia, 4,000 from Europe and Central Asia, 5,000 from Latin America and the Caribbean, and 13,000 from South Asia.
Published 06 Feb, 2021 07:12pm
UAE significantly slashed funding for Palestinian refugee agency in 2020
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UAE significantly slashed funding for Palestinian refugee agency in 2020

  • The United Arab Emirates drastically reduced funding to the United Nations Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) in 2020, as it signed a U.S-brokered normalisation accord with Israel.
  • The Gulf state contributed $51.8 million to the refugee agency in 2018 and 2019, but it reduced that contribution by an unprecedented margin in 2020, down to a mere $1 million.
Updated 08 Feb, 2021 10:25am