Angola: UNHCR airlifts aid to newly-arrived refugees from the DRC

29 April 2017 - 8:00pm
A plane carrying UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, core relief items arrived in Luanda, Angola, to assist over 11,000 people who fled a recent surge violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The...

Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

26 April 2017 - 8:00pm
Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador.

UNHCR's Assistant High Commissioner for Protection visits Afghanistan, urges for sustainable solutions to displaced Afghans

24 April 2017 - 8:00pm
KABUL, Afghanistan - The United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk, during his visit to Afghanistan, urged the international community and the Government to ensure that...

Canada's 2016 record high level of resettlement praised by UNHCR

23 April 2017 - 8:00pm
OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement...

UNICEF and UNHCR welcome EU policy to protect migrant and refugee children

11 April 2017 - 8:00pm
BRUSSELS, Belgium - UNICEF and UNHCR today welcome a new policy guidance from the European Commission as an important milestone for the protection of migrant and refugee children. “It is the first EU...

UNHCR urges suspension of transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary under Dublin

9 April 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today called for a temporary suspension of all transfers of asylum-seekers to Hungary from other European States under the Dublin Regulation. The Dublin regulation is an EU...