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Monsanto agrees to plead guilty to criminal charge of spraying banned pesticide in Hawaii

LOS ANGELES November 21, 2019 – Monsanto Company has agreed to plead guilty to illegally using a banned pesticide known as Penncap-M on research crops at one of its facilities on the Hawaiian island of Maui.             In court documents filed today in United States District Court in Honolulu, Monsanto agreed to plead guilty to […]

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UNHCR urges Europe to allow 507 rescued passengers to disembark

August 13, 2019 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today calling on European governments to allow the immediate disembarkation of 507 people recently rescued on the Central Mediterranean who remain stranded at sea. Many are reportedly survivors of appalling abuses in Libya and are from refugee-producing countries. They are in need of humanitarian assistance […]

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Netanyahu cancels Israel-UNHCR Agreement of 2nd April on solutions for Eritreans and Sudanese currently in Israel

April 3, 2018 – It is with regret that UNHCR notes today’s cancellation by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of the Israel-UNHCR Agreement of 2nd April on solutions for Eritreans and Sudanese currently in Israel. The Agreement was the result of discussions over an extended period of time, and reflected a shared effort to find a […]

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UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

May 30, 2017 – UNHCR is appealing for urgent safe passage and admission for a group of Syrian refugees stranded in dire circumstances on the Algerian-Moroccan border. Deeply concerned about rapidly deteriorating conditions for this group of vulnerable Syrian refugees, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today on the two countries to urgently address humanitarian […]

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UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

GENEVA, March 6, 2017 – In light of today’s Executive Order regarding U.S. refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores that refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution in their home countries and who remain in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection. Commenting on the Executive Order the UN […]