UNHCR comments on deportation allegations

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-01 19:59

Last Updated: 2022-07-04 09:45


UNHCR comments on deportation allegations
UNHCR comments on deportation allegations

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Jordan confirmed that the Jordanian government has been working for decades in a generous manner to host a large number of refugees of different nationalities in the Kingdom.

The UNHCR's office in Jordan said they are working closely with the Jordanian government to find solutions and provide protection for refugees and asylum seekers in the Kingdom.

In response to a report by Human Rights Watch about the issuance of deportation decisions involving Yemeni nationals over the past few months, the UNHCR noted that they are aware of the deportation decisions and that they were issued due to labor law violations, residency issues and foreigners affairs. However, the UNHCR could not confirm whether or not those deportations have actually been implemented.

The UNHCR stressed that it is in constant contact with the Jordanian government to find the best solutions, in accordance with international refugee law.

In a statement, the commission expressed its willingness to continue in normal circumstances to receive early warnings about any imminent deportations, stressing that no one reported anything related to the cases referred to in the report.

The UNHCR indicated that it is working to provide everyone who is registered with the commission with all the information and advice they need regarding their legal status, as well as the laws and regulations that they should take into consideration if they wish to work.