UNHCR concerned over Israel's refugee relocation proposals

16 November 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is seriously concerned by proposals announced yesterday by Israel’s Interior Minister Aryeh Deri and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan. Under these proposals, Eritreans...

EURELECTRIC and UNHCR announce partnership to offer sustainable and clean energy to refugees

16 November 2017 - 7:00pm
EURELECTRIC, the European electricity association, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced a partnership to help provide reliable, sustainable and clean energy for refugees, as part of their...

UNHCR Welcomes Irish announcement of family reunification scheme for refugees

13 November 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, to make 530 places available for family members of refugees. The new humanitarian...

News Comment by Vincent Cochetel, UNHCR's Special Envoy for the Central Mediterranean Situation, on the first evacuation of refugees from Libya to Niger

10 November 2017 - 7:00pm
“I’m pleased to announce that a first group of 25 extremely vulnerable refugees were evacuated today, Saturday 11 November, from Libya to Niger by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Among these 25 refugees,...

UNHCR Urges Humane Approach on Manus Island

9 November 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging the authorities of Papua New Guinea to show calm and restraint in the context of the closure of the Manus Island ‘Regional Processing Centre’. The Government of...

UNHCR study: integration efforts advancing in UK Syria refugee resettlement

8 November 2017 - 7:00pm
Halfway through programme, Syrians feel welcome; more can be done to improve language and employment support; UNHCR urges rollout of National Integration plan and resettlement expansion post 2020

UNHCR report exposes the discrimination pervading the life of stateless minorities worldwide

2 November 2017 - 8:00pm
A new UNHCR report warns that discrimination, exclusion and persecution are stark realities for many of the world’s stateless minorities, and calls for immediate action to secure equal nationality rights...

UNHCR's Grandi to UN Security Council - "Have we become unable to broker peace?"

1 November 2017 - 8:00pm
Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has urged international leaders to find political solutions to the world’s conflicts if the swelling numbers of forcibly displaced people...

UN Assistant High Commissioner calls for humanitarian access and safe, voluntary repatriation of refugees during Myanmar visit

1 November 2017 - 8:00pm
YANGON, Myanmar, 2 November, 2017 – The United Nations Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), Mr. Volker Türk, concluded on Wednesday a two-day visit to Myanmar, during which he called for unrestricted humanitarian...

UNHCR's Ambassador Affey hails Djibouti's hosting of IGAD Regional Conference on refugee education

31 October 2017 - 8:00pm
Special Envoy anticipates better prospects for refugees who are consigned by vulnerabilities stemming from poor socioeconomic and livelihood conditions to levels of participation in education that are far below global targets for universal access.

North and Central American countries pledge support for Comprehensive Regional Protection and Solutions Framework

26 October 2017 - 8:00pm
A regional conference hosted by the Government of Honduras in San Pedro Sula, concluded Thursday with a series of concrete initiatives by the countries in North and Central America to strengthen protection...

Senior UNHCR Officials meet with US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley

24 October 2017 - 8:00pm
Officials discuss political and humanitarian dimensions of the South Sudan crisis; appeal for support to end the conflict

Donors pledge over US$344 million in response to Rohingya refugee crisis

22 October 2017 - 8:00pm
International donor community announces more than US$344 million to ramp up delivery of critical humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees and host communities in Bangladesh.

Continued instability likely to force more South Sudanese to seek safety elsewhere

20 October 2017 - 8:00pm
Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark.

New World Bank-UNHCR joint data centre to improve global statistics on forced displacement

19 October 2017 - 8:00pm
WASHINGTON, October 20, 2017 – The World Bank Group (WBG) and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are joining forces to establish a joint data centre on forced displacement to greatly...

UNHCR Special Envoy condemns Mogadishu bombing incident

18 October 2017 - 8:00pm
Ambassador Affey calls on the international community to support the Government of Somalia to secure the country and prevent the spread of violent extremism

UNHCR Statement: Australia must prevent looming humanitarian emergency in Papua New Guinea

18 October 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges Australia to take responsibility and address the imminent humanitarian crisis for refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea. UNHCR is profoundly troubled by the...

Australia Must Prevent Looming Humanitarian Emergency in Papua New Guinea

17 October 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges Australia to take responsibility and address the imminent humanitarian crisis for refugees and asylum-seekers in Papua New Guinea. UNHCR is profoundly troubled by the...

Joint Statement on the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

15 October 2017 - 8:00pm
Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director...

Chile becomes latest country to resettle Syrian refugees

12 October 2017 - 8:00pm
Chile has become the newest country to be resettling Syrian refugees. Sixty-six Syrians (32 children, 16 women and 18 men) arrived there yesterday from Lebanon, as part of a refugee resettlement programme...