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As Europe refugee and migrant arrivals fall, reports of abuses, deaths persist

23 August 2017 - 8:00pm
A newly compiled report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, shows a decline in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe in the first half of 2017. However, without legal means available to them...

UN Refugee Chief urges international recognition and support for Sudan

16 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, paid his first official visit as High Commissioner to Sudan this week, at a time when refugees continue to flee the brutal conflict in South Sudan. He...

Unhcr and Tanzania outline next steps to address refugee situation

16 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Nairobi—UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is working with the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to support the country in pursuing its tradition of granting asylum and hosting refugees while respecting...

South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass 1 million mark, UNHCR renews call for help

16 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is today reiterating its call to the international community for urgent additional support for the South Sudan refugee situation and Uganda in particular, where the number...

Thousands flee insecurity in the Central African Republic

14 August 2017 - 8:00pm
KINSHASA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the ongoing influx of asylum seekers from the Central African Republic (CAR) into remote areas of the neighboring Democratic Republic of the...

UNHCR saddened by reported drownings of Yemeni coast

10 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is saddened by the two tragic incidents reported off the coast of Yemen’s Shabwah Governorate this week, in which scores of refugees and migrants are feared to have drowned....

UNHCR warns of escalating crisis on Manus Island

9 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned by deteriorating conditions at the Manus Island ‘Regional Processing Centre’, as authorities seek to relocate people to Lorengau or elsewhere in Papua...

UNHCR warns of escalating crisis on Manus Island

7 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is gravely concerned by deteriorating conditions at the Manus Island ‘Regional Processing Centre’, as authorities seek to relocate people to Lorengau or elsewhere in Papua...

UNHCR seeks additional support to respond to the Nigeria situation

25 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is launching a supplementary appeal for an additional $9.5 million to scale up its activities in north-east Nigeria, as a result of an unexpected surge in self-organized returns...

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi calls on Australia to end harmful practice of offshore processing

23 July 2017 - 8:00pm
Australia’s policy of offshore processing in Papua New Guinea and Nauru, which denies access to asylum in Australia for refugees arriving by sea without a valid visa, has caused extensive, avoidable suffering...

UNHCR shocked and saddened by civilian deaths in Taizz, Yemen

18 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply shocked and saddened at reports of the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen’s...

UNHCR seeks support for alternatives to dangerous refugee journeys

17 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe. The number of refugees and migrants...

UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi renews call for solutions in Myanmar

5 July 2017 - 8:00pm
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has concluded his first visit to Myanmar by appealing for inclusive and sustainable solutions to protracted displacement and statelessness. During...

UNHCR resettles group of vulnerable women refugees from Libya

3 July 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated today six vulnerable refugee women from Libya to a country that has accepted to resettle them. A second group of seven refugees is expected to follow shortly. The...

UNHCR welcomes UK resettlement announcement

2 July 2017 - 8:00pm
“We welcome the UK Government’s announcement today (July 3) that it will broaden the criteria for inclusion in its Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) to all nationalities who have fled...

Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals.

2 July 2017 - 8:00pm
A study of mixed refugee and migrant flows by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found that around half of those travelling to Libya do so believing they can find jobs there, but end up fleeing onwards...

High Commissioner Grandi urges more solidarity with Italy

30 June 2017 - 8:00pm
“What is happening in front of our eyes in Italy is an unfolding tragedy. In the course of last weekend, 12,600 migrants and refugees arrived on its shores, and an estimated 2,030 have lost their lives...

Germany donates 16 million euros to UNHCR for S. Sudanese refugees in Uganda

28 June 2017 - 8:00pm
The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany announced yesterday a grant of Euro 16 million to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

Involuntary refugee returns to Nigeria must be avoided - UNHCR

28 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed over a fresh incident of forced returns of refugees from Cameroon into northeast Nigeria. This follows similar incidents earlier in the year, and more recently,...

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