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UNHCR campaign spreads awareness about dangers of Yemen sea crossings

6 February 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched a major campaign to spread awareness about the dangers of crossing the Gulf of Aden and Red Sea from Africa to war-stricken Yemen and highlighting the horrendous...

Joint UNHCR-UK mission pledges support to Lebanon's response to Syrian crisis

3 February 2017 - 7:00pm
BEIRUT, Lebanon – The United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for urgent international...

UNHCR sends aid for 2,500 residents of Avdiivka

2 February 2017 - 7:00pm
KYIV, Ukraine – On Thursday, 2 February, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, delivered 40 metric tons of humanitarian assistance to the town of Avdiivka. In addition to a highly demanded tarpaulin for emergency...

UNHCR Statement

2 February 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR is gravely concerned by the forced return of Mr. Loghman Sawari from Fiji to Papua New Guinea today. The UN Refugee Agency had sought assurances from the Government of Fiji this week that he would...

Joint UNHCR and IOM statement on addressing migration and refugee movements along the Central Mediterranean route

1 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Ahead of the informal meeting of the European Council in Valletta tomorrow, we call on European leaders to take decisive action to address the tragic loss of life on the Central Mediterranean route and...

UNHCR gravely concerned by intensified hostilities in Al Mokha affecting Yemeni civilians

31 January 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR is deeply concerned about the plight of thousands of Yemeni civilians fleeing or caught up in heavy confrontations between the warring parties in the Red Sea districts of Al Mokha and Dhubab in Taizz...

Edited transcript of video statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

31 January 2017 - 7:00pm
“There is very little that one can say – these ruins speak for themselves. When you see children’s clothes hanging out of windows, kitchens cut in half by shells and rockets, the real lives of people interrupted...

UNHCR Alarmed at Impact of U.S. Refugee Program Suspension

29 January 2017 - 7:00pm
GENEVA – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is deeply worried by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in the process of being resettled to the United States. This...

Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump's Refugee Order

27 January 2017 - 7:00pm
GENEVA – The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of the most important in the world. The longstanding U.S. policy of welcoming refugees...

UNHCR on US Government announcement of its intention to build a wall at its border with Mexico

24 January 2017 - 7:00pm
“UNHCR has taken note of the announcement by the US Government of its intention to build a wall at the border with its neighbour, Mexico. UNHCR will closely follow the impact of this decision for people...

United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis

23 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Helsinki, 24 January - United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities...

H&M Foundation donates $3.3 million [£2.7 million] for education for refugee children

23 January 2017 - 7:00pm
STOCKHOLM, 24 JANUARY 2017 – A global campaign by non-profit H&M Foundation has generated $3.3 million [£2.7m] to support UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its work to provide education for refugee children. Launched...

UNHCR, IOM and partners launch new plan to respond to Europe's refugee and migrant situation

18 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release UNHCR, IOM and 72 other partners are launching today a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017. The Regional...

UNHCR's Grandi: Failures behind Nigeria IDP camp tragedy must be identified

17 January 2017 - 7:00pm
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today expressed his shock at a bombing on a site for internally displaced people in north-east Nigeria that left dozens of people dead, and stressed the...

Joint Statement on Syria

15 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Ertharin Cousin World Food Programme Executive Director Anthony Lake UNICEF Executive Director Stephen O’Brien Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator...

UNHCR lauds Europe's rescue efforts in Mediterranean Sea

14 January 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has praised the rescue of some 1,500 people by the Italian Coastguard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, from boats struggling in rough...

Statement By The United Nations Offices in Australia

10 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Dr. Russell Trood We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Russell Trood. We had the pleasure of working with him over the years he was President of the United Nations Association of Australia...

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Vulnerable and Reliant on Aid, Study Shows

5 January 2017 - 7:00pm
Annual VASyR Study with UNICEF, WFP Shows Food Insecurity Rising; Share of Households Below Poverty Line at 71 percent Syrian refugees in Lebanon remain highly vulnerable after many years living in the...

Statement on Aleppo by UN High Commissioner for Refugees

16 December 2016 - 7:00pm
Syria's conflict must be ended, now, and without delay.

UNHCR chief launches U$241 million appeal for conflict-displaced in Lake Chad Basin

15 December 2016 - 7:00pm
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today in Cameroon launched a multi-million dollar inter-agency appeal to help almost half-a-million people in Niger, Chad and Cameroon affected by the Boko...

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