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Searching for Syria? Google and UNHCR offer answers to five top questions

21 May 2017 - 8:00pm
New York / London / Paris / Berlin / Madrid – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Google are launching a powerful new website that gives global online audiences an informative and compelling insight into...

UN refugee chief Grandi in Libya: UNHCR ramping up its humanitarian response

20 May 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today that it is stepping up its presence and programmes in Libya in response to the worsening humanitarian crisis resulting from conflict, insecurity, political...

Azraq, the world's first refugee camp powered by renewable energy

16 May 2017 - 8:00pm
Joint UNHCR/IKEA Foundation

UNHCR, WFP agreement creates combined efficiencies to benefit refugees

14 May 2017 - 8:00pm
GENEVA - The heads of the UN World Food Programme and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, signed an agreement in Geneva on Monday (May 15), committing the two agencies to collaborate to provide cash-based assistance for...

Over US$1.4 billion needed for South Sudan refugees in 2017.

14 May 2017 - 8:00pm
GENEVA - The UN Refugee Agency and the World Food Programme today urged donors to step up support for desperate refugees fleeing South Sudan. Humanitarian agencies are seeking US$ 1.4 Billion to provide...

UNHCR and Food Sweet Food launch the Refugee Food Festival in 13 major European cities in support of refugee integration

10 May 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR and the NGO Food Sweet Food announced today that the Refugee Food Festival, a civil society led initiative born last year to showcase refugees’ cooking talents and facilitate their integration, is...

More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan

7 May 2017 - 8:00pm
JUBA/GENEVA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 8 May 2017 – More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced...

News comment by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Mediterranean crossings over the weekend

6 May 2017 - 8:00pm
Since Friday, we‘ve seen over 6,000 people crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy – bringing the total this year to over 43,000. These massive arrivals and the fact that more than 1,150 people have...

Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

29 April 2017 - 8:00pm
A plane carrying UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The...

Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

26 April 2017 - 8:00pm
Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection visits Afghanistan, urges for sustainable solutions to displaced Afghans

24 April 2017 - 8:00pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk, during his visit to Afghanistan, urged the international community and the Government to ensure that...

Canada's 2016 record high level of resettlement praised by UNHCR

23 April 2017 - 8:00pm
OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement...

UNICEF and UNHCR welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

11 April 2017 - 8:00pm
BRUSSELS, Belgium - UNICEF and UNHCR today welcome a new policy guidance from the European Commission as an important milestone for the protection of migrant and refugee children. “It is the first EU...

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under Dublin

9 April 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today called for a temporary suspension of all transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary from other European States under the Dublin Regulation. The Dublin regulation is an EU...

UNHCR calls for robust implementation of the "historic and ground breaking" Kampala Convention

5 April 2017 - 8:00pm
On the occasion of the first Conference of State Parties to the African Union Convention for the Protection and Assistance to Internally Displaced Persons

Kristin Davis appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

5 April 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kristin Davis as its Goodwill Ambassador. Three years ago, Davis started her journey...

Kuwait, UNHCR sign landmark accord to aid Syrian refugees

1 April 2017 - 8:00pm
Visit by UN Deputy High Commissioner Kelly T. Clements focuses on aid to Syrian refugees in northern Iraq before key conference in Brussels.

A year after key conference sought to boost resettlement targets for Syrian refugees, half of the 500,000 places sought have been achieved

29 March 2017 - 8:00pm
As the number of men, women and children fleeing six years of war in Syria passes the 5 million mark, the international community needs to do more to help them, the UN refugee chief said today. “We still...

News comment by Volker Türk, UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection on new Mediterranean shipwreck

28 March 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened at the news of another shipwreck in the Mediterranean.

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