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UNHCR warns of mounting needs in DR Congo as forced displacement continues
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is extremely concerned about the devastating consequences for displaced people of recurring attacks by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and is calling for humanitarian efforts to be urgently supported. With 6.2 million internally displaced people (IDPs), and more than 1.3 million Congolese who have crossed to other countries in Africa to seek refuge, the situation in the DRC is one of the continent’s most complex and long-standing humanitarian crises.
UNHCR urges states to keep borders open to Sudanese, suspend negative asylum decisions
Concerned by the ongoing hostilities in Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has issued a new position on returns to the country. It advises that people fleeing the conflict in Sudan, as well as Sudanese nationals who are outside the country and cannot return because of the conflict, may be in need of international refugee protection under international and regional legal frameworks.
UNHCR: Sudan refugee response will need $445 million for rising numbers fleeing Sudan
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today that it is planning for an outflow of 860,000 refugees and returnees from Sudan and, with partners, will require US$445 million to support the displaced until October.
UNHCR, partners scale-up relief efforts as cross-border movements from Sudan increase
This is a summary of what was said by Olga Sarrado Mur, UNHCR Spokesperson – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Sudan: UNHCR warns forcibly displaced are facing worsening risks in Sudan and region
As hostilities flare in Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning that the conflict is having a devastating impact on the civilian population, including refugees and internally displaced people across the country.
Acute needs of older Ukrainian refugees and those with disabilities must not be overlooked
As the full-scale war in Ukraine continues into its second year, a significant number of the most vulnerable Ukrainian refugees in Europe are struggling to access decent housing, employment, and assistance in displacement, despite the remarkable welcome offered by host countries, according to a new analysis from UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
UNHCR’s Grandi: To avoid further suffering and a major refugee crisis, Sudan needs urgent peace efforts
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, is very concerned that the ongoing, brutal conflict in Sudan is now forcing tens of thousands of people to leave their homes in search of safety both within the country and across its borders. Humanitarian needs in Sudan were already enormous prior to the surge in violence, including those of the 3.7 million internally displaced people.
UNHCR mobilizes to help people fleeing Sudan for neighbouring countries
This is a summary of what was said by Laura Lo Castro, UNHCR Representative in Chad, Marie-Helene Verney, UNHCR Representative in South Sudan and Olga Sarrado Mur, UNHCR Spokesperson – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR gravely concerned as refugees fleeing fighting in Sudan arrive in Chad
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is greatly alarmed by the escalating violence in Sudan as the first refugees fleeing the fighting have found safety in Chad.
UNHCR expresses alarm at Sudan clashes, urges de-escalation
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, joins the UN Secretary-General in expressing alarm over the ongoing armed clashes in Sudan. We are deeply concerned about the safety and security of civilians in the areas affected by the fighting, including refugees and internally displaced people. We echo his calls for a peaceful resolution to the dispute.
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