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UNHCR seeks additional support to respond to the Nigeria situation

25 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is launching a supplementary appeal for an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in north-east Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns...

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi calls on Australia to end harmful practice of offshore processing

23 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Australia’s policy of offshore processing in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, which denies access to asylum in Australia for refugees arriving by sea without a valid visa, has caused extensive, avoidable suffering...

UNHCR shocked and saddened by civilian deaths in Taizz, Yemen

18 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen’s...

UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

17 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe. The number of refugees and migrants...

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi renews call for solutions in Myanmar

5 July 2017 - 8:00pm
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has concluded his first visit to Myanmar by appealing for inclusive and sustainable solutions to protracted displacement and statelessness. During...

UNHCR resettles group of vulnerable women refugees from Libya

3 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated today six vulnerable refugee women from Libya to a country that has accepted to resettle them. A second group of seven refugees is expected to follow shortly. The...

UNHCR welcomes UK resettlement announcement

2 July 2017 - 8:00pm
“We welcome the UK Government’s announcement today (July 3) that it will broaden the criteria for inclusion in its Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) to all nationalities who have fled...

Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals.

2 July 2017 - 8:00pm
A study of mixed refugee and migrant flows by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found that around half of those travelling to Libya do so believing they can find jobs there, but end up fleeing onwards...

High Commissioner Grandi urges more solidarity with Italy

30 June 2017 - 8:00pm
“What is happening in front of our eyes in Italy is an unfolding tragedy. In the course of last weekend, 12,600 migrants and refugees arrived on its shores, and an estimated 2,030 have lost their lives...

Germany donates 16 million euros to UNHCR for S. Sudanese refugees in Uganda

28 June 2017 - 8:00pm
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany announced yesterday a grant of Euro 16 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

Involuntary refugee returns to Nigeria must be avoided - UNHCR

28 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed over a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria. This follows similar incidents earlier in the year, and more recently,...

High Commissioner's message on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr

24 June 2017 - 8:00pm
Asalamu alaikum. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I have the pleasure to convey my warmest greetings to all those for whom the month of fasting has come to an end, and who are coming together to celebrate. While...

UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

21 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April. The...

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

20 June 2017 - 8:00pm
I am extremely worried that large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are again returning to northeast Nigeria - into a situation dangerously unprepared to receive them. Three weeks ago UNHCR,...

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Nairobi, appeals for child refugees

19 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents...

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

19 June 2017 - 8:00pm
On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those...

War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high

18 June 2017 - 8:00pm
War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report,...

The FC Barcelona Fondation and UNHCR launch campaign in support of refugee children

12 June 2017 - 8:00pm
In an exclusive video, FC Barcelona players Messi and Neymar Junior kick off today the #SignAndPass campaign, urging football fans and ordinary citizens to stand with refugee children. The FC Barcelona...

Match resettlement commitments with action: UN Refugee Chief

11 June 2017 - 8:00pm
As global resettlement needs grow alongside rising refugee numbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for a massive increase in places available for refugees in third countries. At...

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