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.

Stronger cooperation crucial to ensure sustainable refugee response in Greece – UNHCR

26 March 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today that joint efforts and strengthened cooperation are crucial to improving the situation for asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece and issued eight recommendations*...

News Comment from Vincent Cochetel, Director of UNHCR's Europe bureau

22 March 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at reports of at least two shipwrecks off the Libyan coasts on Thursday. According to NGO sources, five floating corpses of young men have been recovered...

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.'