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UNHCR and Platon launch collaboration to bring refugee voices, aspirations into focus
Portrait of a Stranger, a creative multimedia collaboration between world-renowned photographer and storyteller Platon, and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, will debut today in partnership with the Movies That Matter International Human Rights Film Festival in The Hague, Netherlands.
UNHCR statement on changes to the STCA
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is aware of changes announced that could have a significant impact on asylum in Canada. While UNHCR has not been a party to these discussions, we look forward to reviewing the details with the Government of Canada in the coming days.
UNHCR: Islamic giving plays increasing role in helping the forcibly displaced
At the start of the holy month of Ramadan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is launching its 5th Islamic Philanthropy Annual Report, which shows the power and growing potential of Islamic giving to save lives and build better futures for the forcibly displaced globally.
UNHCR wins award for innovative use of blockchain solutions to provide cash to forcibly displaced in Ukraine
The 2023 Paris Blockchain Week today awarded UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, its “Best Impact Project Award” for a pilot project using blockchain technology to disburse cash to people displaced or impacted by the war in Ukraine.
100,000 new Somali refugees arrive in Ethiopia in the past month, UN and partners are calling for urgent funding
As needs grow and refugees continue to arrive, UN agencies and partner organizations today appealed for US$116 million to provide life-saving assistance to Somali refugees seeking safety in an extremely remote area of Ethiopia’s Somali region.
High Commissioner’s message on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
On the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, and as we face unprecedented numbers of people uprooted from home, we must remember that it is not only conflict that forces people to flee. Racism and racial discrimination are all too often drivers of displacement.
AU, EU and UN push for urgent action to address the pressing needs of migrants and refugees in Libya
The AU–EU–UN Tripartite Taskforce on the Situation of Migrants and Refugees in Libya has called on the international community and Libyan authorities to work together to improve the plight of migrants and refugees in Libya.
UNHCR statement on Bangladesh, Myanmar bilateral pilot project on Rohingya returns
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is aware of the visit of a Myanmar delegation to Bangladesh to meet with a group of refugees on a bilateral pilot project between the two countries on possible returns. UNHCR is not involved in these discussions.
UNHCR launches new appeal for Afghan refugees and hosts, urging partners to stay the course
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and humanitarian partners have launched a response plan to support 7.9 million people: 5.2 million Afghans —including refugees— as well as 2.7 million of their local hosts across the region.
Venezuelan refugees, migrants, and their hosts need help to chart a brighter future
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) urged today increased international support for refugees and migrants from Venezuela and the communities in Latin America and the Caribbean that host them.
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