UNHCR, the United Nations Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned over a series of distress messages it has received from a group of 10 asylum seekers currently in a detention center in Mutukula, in the north. -western Tanzania. Asylum seekers have expressed fears for their safety after being deported from Tanzania.
UNHCR consistently advocates that refugees and asylum seekers, including those claiming to be in need of international protection, cannot be returned to their countries of origin until their claims have been properly assessed by the competent authorities, in accordance with the principle of non-refoulement. Non-refoulement is an international principle that prevents states from expelling or returning people to a territory where their life or freedom would be threatened.
UNHCR appeals to the Government of Tanzania for immediate access to detained asylum seekers to help it assess their individual claims. UNHCR hopes that the responsible authorities in Tanzania will work with us to resolve this situation in accordance with their obligations under international law.
Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3y8S
- 2023: Ebonyi INEC forms OEs for proposed voting units
- Governor Wike urges FG to allow states to develop minerals and pay royalties
- COVID-19: NCDC Performs 1,870,915 Tests, Confirms 70 New Infections
- Police neutralize 3 bandits and recover 330 stolen animals in Katsina state – PPRO
- NWFL Super Six: Sunshine Queens, Bayelsa Queens, draw 1-1
- Food security: the group trains 100 young Ebonyi in agro-industry
- What the domestic leagues will look like if the Super League 12 are sent off
- Congress: INEC reads anti-riot act to political parties on violence
- Osinbajo charges US on net zero emissions and access to COVID-19 vaccine