US$65 million sought to aid DRC refugees in Angola

11 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are seeking US$65 million to help the growing number of refugees arriving in Angola from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since April, some 30,000 refugees...

News comment on latest shipwrecks on Mediterranean Sea

10 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR is deeply concerned about the latest reports of deaths at sea on the Mediterranean this weekend. According to the Italian Coast Guard, eight corpses have been recovered so far and at least 52 people...

UN Refugee Agency chief seeks to deepen cooperation with China

7 June 2017 - 8:00pm
China can play a key role in steering development efforts to help resolve refugee crises, said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, as he concluded his first official visit to Beijing...

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi renews Yao Chen's Goodwill Ambassador tenure

7 June 2017 - 8:00pm
In a nod to her untiring support for refugees, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today renewed Chinese actress Yao Chen’s tenure as UNHCR’s Goodwill Ambassador for an additional two years. Grandi...

UNHCR shocked at deaths in Sahara Desert

1 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked to hear about the reported deaths of 44 desperate migrants and refugees in the Sahara Desert this week - including women and children. Survivor accounts suggest...

UNHCR steps up support amidst large-scale returns to Northeast Nigeria

31 May 2017 - 8:00pm
News comment by UNHCR's Spokesperson Babar Baloch

UNHCR and Global Fund to expand health services to refugees

30 May 2017 - 8:00pm
GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an agreement intended to improve health services for refugees and other displaced communities....

UNHCR and partners aid victims of Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh

30 May 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is working with the Bangladesh authorities and partners on the ground to deliver emergency supplies to Rohingya refugees and their host communities in the wake of Cyclone Mora. On...

UNHCR refers Kenya staff to police after internal investigation finds fraud at Kakuma camp

29 May 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is implementing a number of measures to strengthen management and oversight of its Kakuma operation in Kenya in light of an internal investigation that found fraud and other...

Irish Supreme Court decision an opportunity to bring Ireland into line with EU laws on the rights of asylum-seekers

29 May 2017 - 8:00pm
In response to today’s Irish Supreme Court decision on the right of asylum-seekers to work, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed its hope that the Irish government will amend domestic legislation to...

UNHCR, IOM pledge increased support for Libya

29 May 2017 - 8:00pm
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the UN Migration Agency (IOM), on Tuesday presented their plans for expanding operations in Libya and enhancing their support to migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and...

UNHCR statement on Syrians stranded between Algeria & Morocco

29 May 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR is appealing for urgent safe passage and admission for a group of Syrian refugees stranded in dire circumstances on the Algerian-Moroccan border. Deeply concerned about rapidly deteriorating conditions...

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...