UN agency ‘alarmed’ by uncertainty facing refugees in the process of being resettled in US


Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees. (file) Photo: UNHCR/S. Hopper

30 January 2017 – The head of the United Nations refugee agency today said he is “deeply worried” by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in the process of being resettled to the United States after the country suspended its refugee programme last week.

According to a news release from the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than 800 refugees were set to make America their new home this week alone, but instead find themselves barred from travelling to the US.