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Devastation in South Sudan following fourth year of historic floods
UNHCR is urging international support for humanitarian efforts in South Sudan in the face of record-breaking rains and floods for a fourth consecutive year, and the threat of worse to come as the climate crisis accelerates.
UNHCR issues urgent appeal to stop forced returns of Myanmar nationals
UNHCR is urgently appealing to countries in the region to immediately stop forced returns of Myanmar nationals seeking safety from serious harm.
UNHCR celebrates DAFI’s 30 years of refugee scholarship support, calling for more investment in education
For the last 30 years, the German-backed DAFI scholarship programme has helped transform the lives and prospects of numerous young displaced people, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today as it urged more investment in access to higher education for refugees to help realize their potential.
Refugees need better mental health support amid rising displacement
Refugees demonstrate great resilience in the face of life-altering circumstances but need increased support for mental health services, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said.
Three quarters of refugees and migrants from Venezuela struggle to access basic services in Latin America and the Caribbean
Some 4.3 million refugees and migrants from Venezuela face challenges accessing food, housing and stable employment, a recent assessment concludes.
Violence erupts in DR Congo’s west as nearly 30,000 flee clashes
UNHCR is alarmed by a surge of deadly intercommunal violence which has displaced thousands since July in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s western locality of Kwamouth.
UNHCR’s Grandi: Political inaction deepening displacement crisis
Failure to find peace and address conflict, climate change and other crises is increasing hardship and driving new displacement, as funding limits UNHCR’s capacity to respond.
UNHCR urgently seeks US$66 million for communities devastated by Pakistan floods
UNHCR is urgently seeking US$65.8 million to help more than 650,000 refugees and members of their host communities affected by the recent devastating floods in Pakistan.
Angela Merkel to receive UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for protecting refugees at height of Syria crisis
UNHCR announced that Dr. Angela Merkel, the former Federal Chancellor of Germany, will receive the 2022 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award.
Nearly 1 million people have fled five years of northern Mozambique violence
This week marks five years since extreme violence erupted in northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province, forcing nearly 1 million people to flee during that time.
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