As part of the Humanitarian Initiative week, which was announced by public Iraqi figures, the Iraqi President Barham Salih said that he will make a payment to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) after being challenged by Iraqi comedian Ahmed al-Basheer.
Nearly 90,000 Syrian refugees are reported to have left Lebanon this year but there is little verifiable information on how they are faring. Despite both countries benefitting from these returns, refugees have reported facing difficulties upon their return.
Hundreds of refugees from various African countries are fleeing their countries and using Libya as a transit point into Europe. Recently the UNHCR released over 260 refugees from the detention centres to be taken to Niger. In the meantime, the agency intends to find them permanent homes.
On Monday, King Abdullah of Jordan and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi, met with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to discuss further cooperation in providing services to Syrian refugees in the country, as the strain is taking a toll on the host countries 'vital sectors’