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1.5 million people from nations driving major refugee movements were admitted by 35 OECD countries and Brazil on family, work and study permits in the decade just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
News comment by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on US decision to increase refugee resettlement admissions
I praise President Biden’s move to restore the US’ leadership on refugee resettlement. – Filippo Grandi, UNHCR Chief.
“I’m calling from the port of Trapani in Sicily. As I speak, over 450 persons are disembarking following rescue by the NGO vessel Sea Watch, among them around 180 are children…
UNHCR strongly welcomes today’s decision by President Biden to admit up to 62,500 people to the US this year under the refugee resettlement program.
UNHCR is deeply concerned by the humanitarian consequences of the rapid escalation of violence in northern Mozambique.
Joint statement by the Government of Kenya and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Dadaab and Kakuma Refugee Camps Roadmap
President Uhuru Kenyatta met with the UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi in Nairobi to discuss issues surrounding refugees and asylum seekers in the region.
UNHCR Chief Filippo Grandi praised progress made towards helping refugees find long-term solutions in Africa’s Great Lakes Region.
UNHCR and the IOM are warning of the continued increase of migrant deaths at sea after at least 17 people die in the North Atlantic.
UNHCR and the IOM are deeply saddened by the latest loss of at least two lives after a boat capsized off Venezuela’s shores on Thursday 22 April.
UNHCR announced the appointment of popular TV personality Raya Abirached as a Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
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