The International Rescue Committee, the Norwegian Refugee Council and Oxfam have warned that the deal is causing human suffering and should under no circumstances be replicated with other countries.
Refugee and rights agencies are urging the UK government to change the rules around reuniting refugee families as a way of offering a safe haven to more vulnerable people.
Aid groups are anticipating further civilian casualties as military forces gear up to force IS from western Mosul.
AbdelHalim AbdAllah blogs about travelling to MSF's projects in Yemen, where he saw first-hand some of the brutal realities of civil war.
Nearly 1,400 children have been killed, hundreds more injured and many schools closed by the war in Yemen, the UN children's fund said on Wednesday.
Less than a third of Yemen's 24 million people have access to health facilities which means thousands of Yemeni children are dying every week from preventable diseases.
Japan's plans to accept 150 Syrian refugees over five years comes under fire for discouraging pregnant women from applying.
Organisations are warning that aid and food supplies are dwindling, causing thousands of deaths that should have been prevented by proper healthcare facilities.
The United States urged Yemen to accept a United Nations drafted roadmap to end the country's war Wednesday, after the internationally recognised government of Yemen appeared to reject the proposal.
Aid group Oxfam has warned that Yemenis are on the brink of mass starvation with food stocks set to run out by April under punishing import restrictions.