UN HCR

Strong compacts for refugees and migrants more urgent than ever

19 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Joint statement by UN Special Representative for International Migration and UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

UNHCR calls on DRC to protect refugees after tragic killings

18 September 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to ensure protection for refugees and asylum-seekers after a shocking shooting incident in Kamanyola on September...

UNHCR Special Envoy lauds return of Somali refugees from Yemen

18 September 2017 - 8:00pm
133 refugees return from Yemen to Somalia by boat in maiden UNHCR-organized operation

Visionary Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

17 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Mediator who helped gain release of Chibok girls wins humanitarian honour for opening schools amid conflict in north-eastern Nigeria. 

UNHCR shocked over Burundians deaths in DRC, calls for investigation

15 September 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked and saddened over the violent death of numerous Burundian nationals – among them likely refugees and asylum-seekers, in Kamanyola, a town in the eastern Democratic...

UNHCR welcomes launch of Olympic Refuge Foundation

14 September 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today warmly welcomed the launch by the International Olympic Committee of the Olympic Refuge Foundation, with the aim of creating safe sport facilities and developing sport...

UNHCR welcome's Irish pledge to resettle an additional 330 refugees in 2018

14 September 2017 - 8:00pm
The UN Refugee Agency has welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, that Ireland will accept an additional 330 refugees in 2018. "Ireland has again shown...

Rohingya emergency: U.S. action welcomed by UNHCR

14 September 2017 - 8:00pm
WASHINGTON - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed gratitude Friday to the United States after funds it provided for emergency use were directed to deliver life-saving aid to Rohingya refugees who have...

UNHCR Chief visits Hungary, calls for greater access to asylum, end to detention and more solidarity with refugees

11 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Budapest – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi called on Hungary to improve access for people seeking asylum and to do away with its so-called border “transit zones,” which he said are in...

UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

11 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include...

UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children

11 September 2017 - 8:00pm
GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. These include...

Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

10 September 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today for an additional 40,000 resettlement places to be made available for refugees located in 15 priority countries* along the Central Mediterranean route. “These...

News comment from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU on the relocation scheme*

5 September 2017 - 8:00pm
“Today’s decision by the Court of Justice of the EU on the relocation scheme sends a very strong signal on the importance of solidarity and responsibility sharing among EU Member States. UNHCR, the UN...

Statement by the UN Refugee Agency on two-year anniversary of death of Alan Kurdi

30 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Nearly two years after the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi was found on a Turkish beach, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the international community to take robust action...

UNHCR welcomes UK support for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Department for International Development (DFID) contributes GBP3 million for South Sudanese refugees and host communities

UNHCR and Djibouti Ministry of Education & Vocational Training sign landmark Memorandum of Understanding

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Refugee children to receive the same quality education as Djiboutian children

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Canberra, 29 August 2017 Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation in Canberra The Australian Government’s announced change in legal status and withdrawal of support...

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation in Canberra

Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the Paris meeting of 28 August

27 August 2017 - 8:00pm
“UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes commitments made today at the Paris meeting on migration and asylum. I am encouraged by the announcement of a comprehensive plan of action that will support long-term...

UN Refugee Chief condemns attack on staff in Mali

23 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi expressed shock and outrage after unknown attackers fired shots at a UNHCR vehicle in Timbuktu, Mali on Tuesday – injuring two staff members. The vehicle...

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