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Full-scale Ukraine war enters third year, prolonging uncertainty and exile for millions of displaced
After two years of full-scale war in Ukraine, amidst massive destruction and ongoing shelling and missile attacks across the country, the future for millions who have been displaced remains shrouded in uncertainty.
GENEVA – In the wake of the heightened violence last week between government forces and non-state armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned by the dire consequences for civilians, including an estimated 135,000 internally displaced people fleeing the town of Sake towards the nearby provincial capital Goma.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada is pleased to welcome Mr. Joey Hanna as Head of Montreal Field Unit.
African Development Bank, UNHCR explore pathways to support forcibly displaced people in South Sudan
JUBA – During a joint visit to South Sudan, the African Development Bank and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, committed to deepening their collaboration for displaced people and host communities in the country.
As Sudan conflict fuels epic suffering, UN launches humanitarian and refugee response plans for 2024
Geneva — The United Nations and its partners today appealed for a combined $4.1 billion to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs of civilians in war-torn Sudan and those who have fled to neighbouring countries.
A year after the devastating earthquakes that struck Türkiye and Syria in February 2023, the plight of millions of displaced people and their hosts has deteriorated, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, warned today.
Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: We cannot abandon the people of Gaza
New York/Geneva/Rome– The allegations of involvement of several UNRWA staff in the heinous attacks on Israel on 7 October are horrifying. As the Secretary-General has said, any UN employee involved in acts of terror will be held accountable. However, we must not prevent an entire organization from delivering on its mandate to serve people in desperate need.
Addis Ababa — With nearly 8 million people displaced by the brutal conflict in Sudan, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has called for urgent and additional support to meet their needs.
GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, extends its appreciation to the Government and people of São Tomé and Principe for their commitment to ending statelessness through the recent accession to two statelessness conventions.
KYIV – The UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has warned of dramatic humanitarian suffering throughout Ukraine and worsening conditions as war-affected civilians suffer in the depths of winter.
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