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UNHCR announced the appointment of British actor Gugu Mbatha-Raw as its newest global Goodwill Ambassador. Gugu has been working as a High-Profile Supporter for UNHCR since 2018 and is a powerful advocate for the rights of refugees.
UN agencies today will begin to prepare individuals and families in the informal camp in Matamoros, Mexico for entry to the United States.
UNHCR, together with 33 partners, is appealing for US$222.6 million to provide much needed humanitarian assistance for over 315,000 Burundian refugees during 2021.
UNHCR is alarmed at ongoing atrocities carried out by armed groups in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which have become part of a systematic pattern to disrupt civilians’ lives, instill fear and create havoc.
Filippo Grandi thanked President Carlos Alvarado for Costa Rica’s commitment to protect and promote the inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers.
UNHCR is appealing for humanitarian access to reach tens of thousands of people in dire need after they fled escalating violence, clashes, and military operations in CAR.
UNHCR welcomes the establishment of a new asylum unit in Guatemala which will have expanded capacity to receive, process and adjudicate asylum claims in the country.
UNHCR welcomes Canada campaign on global education for refugee and displaced children, and host communities
UNHCR welcomed today “Together for Learning” – a new three-year campaign from Global Affairs Canada that will support quality education.
UNHCR and the IOM praised Colombia’s initiative to provide ten-year temporary protection status to Venezuelans in the country.
Statement by the UN High Commissioner for refugees on Colombia’s new temporary protection measure for Venezuelans
Statement by the UNHCR Chief, Filippo Grandi, on Colombia’s new temporary protection measure for Venezuelans.
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