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UNHCR and UK support South Sudanese Refugee Response in Sudan

7 March 2017 - 7:00pm
KHARTOUM, Sudan – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomed a recent contribution of £2 million (approximately US$2.5 million) to its programme from the Government...

Refugee women, Lord Dubs awarded on International Women's Day

7 March 2017 - 7:00pm
British Yazidi girl and anti-FGM campaigner among winners of Women on the Move Awards 2017 The

UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced

5 March 2017 - 7:00pm
In light of today’s Executive Order regarding U.S. refugee resettlement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, underscores that refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence and persecution in their...

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

26 February 2017 - 7:00pm
In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people...

Yemen's Brutal Conflict Pushing One Million Displaced to Return to Danger (Joint UNHCR-IOM Press Release)

20 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Unabated conflict and rapidly deteriorating conditions across Yemen are pushing millions of displaced Yemenis further into danger and adversity, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration...

Severe food shortages hit Africa's refugees hard – UNHCR and WFP warn

19 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Joint UNHCR-WFP Press Release The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are very concerned that critical shortages...

Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

19 February 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed author Neil Gaiman as a global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes after three years of close cooperation...

UN Chiefs Call for International Solidarity to Address Migrant and Refugee Flows in Libya

9 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Switzerland – The Director-General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid...

UNHCR Statement on the Senior Officials' Meeting on Migration in Valetta

9 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Brussels, 10 February 2017- UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed today renewed commitments taken at this week’s Senior Officials’ Meeting on migration in Valletta, Malta, and called for the full inclusion...

Eastern Ukraine: UNHCR speeds up assistance after spike in fighting

6 February 2017 - 7:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasing its humanitarian assistance to help civilians affected by the recent spike in fighting and the harsh winter conditions in eastern Ukraine. Fierce clashes over...

News comment by UNHCR's Spokesperson, William Spindler, on the death of Eight Somali refugees off Yemen

6 February 2017 - 7:00pm
Text read by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom it may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Our partners in Yemen reported last Friday the deaths of...

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...

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