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Top officials of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, joined a wide array of stakeholders in Ottawa, today to discuss how resettlement and other solutions for refugees can complement efforts by countries of Central America and Mexico to address the challenges of forced displacement.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked and saddened by reports that more than a dozen Rohingya – including children – have perished at sea off the coast of Myanmar over the weekend. While details remain unclear, initial reports suggest the boat left Sittwe in...
Figure must ‘serve as a wake-up call’ for more action to promote peace and address all causes of forced displacement, says UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on states to lift remaining pandemic-related asylum restrictions
More than two years on from the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, at least 20 countries across the world today still deny access to asylum for people fleeing conflict, violence, and persecution based on public health measures. Some of these countries apply exceptions for the entry of asylum seekers in an inconsistent or arbitrary manner
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi’s message on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB). It is an important occasion on which to recognize people forced to flee a specific kind of persecution and discrimination – people on the run because of their sexual orientation,...
Message from the United Nations humanitarian, refugee, and development chiefs on the situation in Syria and the region
Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Martin Griffiths, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Achim Steiner
Millions of stateless people around the world are denied a nationality. This means that they often cannot go to school, see a doctor, get a job, open a bank account, buy a house or even get married. The Multi-Religious Council of Leaders committed today to strive...
This is a summary of what was said by Grainne Ohara, Director of the Division of International Protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva....
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and TikTok launch a hashtag challenge and live concert series #TheWorldNeeds, using music to bring people together and promote solidarity with refugees
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Boris Cheshirkov – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and 44 humanitarian partners are urgently appealing for...
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