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UN Refugee Agency Applauds Haiti Vote on Statelessness

22 March 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, applauds the vote Wednesday by the Parliament of Haiti formally to join the international drive to end the tragedy of statelessness and to ensure the millions of innocent...

'Breaking Point' imminent: Government of Uganda, UNHCR say help for South Sudan refugee inflow urgently needed

22 March 2017 - 8:00pm
Joint statement on behalf of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR

UNHCR welcomes UK granting refugee status to resettled Syrians

21 March 2017 - 8:00pm
Welcoming the Government’s announcement that as of 1 July 2017 the UK will be granting refugee status to resettled Syrians and others arriving under the UK’s two major resettlement schemes, UNHCR, the...

UNHCR condemns refugee deaths off Yemen, calls for inquiry

19 March 2017 - 8:00pm
The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, condemns last Thursday’s incident in which 42 people, including refugees, were killed when a boat carrying around 145 passengers - among them women and children - came under...

UNHCR appalled at attack on refugee boat off Yemen

16 March 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR is appalled by the deaths of refugees after a boat carrying them across the Red Sea from Yemen to Sudan was reportedly attacked overnight on Thursday during hostilities off the governorate of Al...

Speech by Angelina Jolie at the Sergio Vieira de Mello Annual Lecture, In defense of internationalism

14 March 2017 - 8:00pm
We are here in memory of Sergio Vieira de Mello and the 21 other men and women, most of them UN workers, who died with him in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad in August 2003. We remember...

Special Envoy Angelina Jolie renews UNHCR contract, says 'I'm with you for life'

14 March 2017 - 8:00pm
During a visit to the UN Refugee Agency's headquarters in Geneva, Jolie urged staff to step forward and 'say who we are and who we fight for and work even harder.'

Remembering the victims of Syria's brutal war

12 March 2017 - 8:00pm
As the conflict marks a sixth calamitous anniversary, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi calls for remembrance of those who have suffered most.

As War Enters 7th Year, UNHCR Warns Syria is 'at a Crossroads'

8 March 2017 - 7:00pm
While there are Some Hopes for Peace, the Needs and Suffering of Millions of Syrians Continue Unabated; Syrian War is a 'Collective Failure.'

UNHCR and UK support South Sudanese Refugee Response in Sudan

7 March 2017 - 7:00pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a recent contribution of £2 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to its programme from the Government...

Refugee women, Lord Dubs awarded on International Women's Day

7 March 2017 - 7:00pm
British Yazidi girl and anti-FGM campaigner among winners of Women on the Move Awards 2017 The

UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

5 March 2017 - 7:00pm
In light of today’s Executive Order regarding U.S. refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores that refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution in their...

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

26 February 2017 - 7:00pm
In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people...

Yemen's Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger (Joint UNHCR-IOM Press Release)

20 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Unabated conflict and rapidly deteriorating conditions across Yemen are pushing millions of displaced Yemenis further into danger and adversity, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration...

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard – UNHCR and WFP warn

19 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Joint UNHCR-WFP Press Release The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages...

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

19 February 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes after three years of close cooperation...

UN Chiefs Call for International Solidarity to Address Migrant and Refugee Flows in Libya

9 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Switzerland – The Director-General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

UNHCR Statement on the Senior Officials' Meeting on Migration in Valetta

9 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Brussels, 10 February 2017- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed today renewed commitments taken at this week’s Senior Officials’ Meeting on migration in Valletta, Malta, and called for the full inclusion...

Eastern Ukraine: UNHCR speeds up assistance after spike in fighting

6 February 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasing its humanitarian assistance to help civilians affected by the recent spike in fighting and the harsh winter conditions in eastern Ukraine. Fierce clashes over...

News comment by UNHCR's Spokesperson, William Spindler, on the death of Eight Somali refugees off Yemen

6 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Text read by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom it may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Our partners in Yemen reported last Friday the deaths of...

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