High Commissioner's message on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr

24 June 2017 - 8:00pm
Asalamu alaikum. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I have the pleasure to convey my warmest greetings to all those for whom the month of fasting has come to an end, and who are coming together to celebrate. While...

UNHCR welcomes admission of Syrians by Morocco

21 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at the country’s border with Algeria since 17 April. The...

Statement by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on returns to northeast Nigeria

20 June 2017 - 8:00pm
I am extremely worried that large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are again returning to northeast Nigeria - into a situation dangerously unprepared to receive them. Three weeks ago UNHCR,...

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Nairobi, appeals for child refugees

19 June 2017 - 8:00pm
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents...

Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 2017

19 June 2017 - 8:00pm
On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence. But it’s also a moment to recognise those...

War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high

18 June 2017 - 8:00pm
War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, according to a report published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. UNHCR’s new Global Trends report,...

The FC Barcelona Fondation and UNHCR launch campaign in support of refugee children

12 June 2017 - 8:00pm
In an exclusive video, FC Barcelona players Messi and Neymar Junior kick off today the #SignAndPass campaign, urging football fans and ordinary citizens to stand with refugee children. The FC Barcelona...

Match resettlement commitments with action: UN Refugee Chief

11 June 2017 - 8:00pm
As global resettlement needs grow alongside rising refugee numbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for a massive increase in places available for refugees in third countries. At...

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