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UNHCR steps up efforts towards alternatives to detention in Libya and solutions for vulnerable refugees

11 September 2017 - 8:00pm
Libya remains one of the most complex mixed migration situations in the world, with refugees traveling alongside migrants through perilous routes, surviving dangerous desert crossings and abuses that include...

UNHCR report highlights education crisis for refugee children

11 September 2017 - 8:00pm
GENEVA – More than 3.5 million refugee children aged 5 to 17 did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says in a report released today. These include...

Central Mediterranean situation: UNHCR calls for an additional 40,000 resettlement places

10 September 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called today for an additional 40,000 resettlement places to be made available for refugees located in 15 priority countries* along the Central Mediterranean route. “These...

News comment from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on the judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU on the relocation scheme*

5 September 2017 - 8:00pm
“Today’s decision by the Court of Justice of the EU on the relocation scheme sends a very strong signal on the importance of solidarity and responsibility sharing among EU Member States. UNHCR, the UN...

Statement by the UN Refugee Agency on two-year anniversary of death of Alan Kurdi

30 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Nearly two years after the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi was found on a Turkish beach, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the international community to take robust action...

UNHCR welcomes UK support for South Sudanese refugees in Sudan

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Department for International Development (DFID) contributes GBP3 million for South Sudanese refugees and host communities

UNHCR and Djibouti Ministry of Education & Vocational Training sign landmark Memorandum of Understanding

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Refugee children to receive the same quality education as Djiboutian children

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Canberra, 29 August 2017 Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation in Canberra The Australian Government’s announced change in legal status and withdrawal of support...

Australia should not coerce vulnerable people to return to harm

28 August 2017 - 8:00pm
Statement by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Regional Representation in Canberra

Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees on the Paris meeting of 28 August

27 August 2017 - 8:00pm
“UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes commitments made today at the Paris meeting on migration and asylum. I am encouraged by the announcement of a comprehensive plan of action that will support long-term...

UN Refugee Chief condemns attack on staff in Mali

23 August 2017 - 8:00pm
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi expressed shock and outrage after unknown attackers fired shots at a UNHCR vehicle in Timbuktu, Mali on Tuesday – injuring two staff members. The vehicle...

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...

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