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Statement on the situation in Ukraine attributed to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi
UHNCR is gravely concerned about the fast-deteriorating situation and military action in Ukraine.
UNHCR warns of increasing violence and human rights violations at European borders
UNHCR is deeply concerned by the increasing number of incidents of violence and serious human rights violations against refugees and migrants at various European borders.
A refugee and advocate reflects on being a Black woman in the US
After fleeing conflict in Liberia as a child, Lourena Gboeah describes during Black History Month how she now draws on her own experiences in her career as a leading refugee advocate.
Thousands of Eritrean refugees displaced in clashes in Ethiopia’s Afar region
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, is working with the Ethiopian authorities and...
UNHCR alarmed by rising violence against displaced civilians in eastern DR Congo
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. Militia groups across eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are...
UNHCR Deputy calls for enhanced access to education and livelihoods for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh
As the Rohingya crisis approaches its fifth year, Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, Kelly T. Clements, called for continued international support for Rohingya refugees, and the government and people of Bangladesh.
Afghan refugee removes obstacles barring kids with disabilities from school
In Pakistan, Jamil provides wheelchairs to get refugees with disabilities into the classroom and give them a shot at a future.
UNHCR steps up aid for displaced in Myanmar as conflict intensifies
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is stepping up its emergency response to assist hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people (IDPs) in Myanmar as their number crossed the 800,000 mark – doubling since February 2021. Security is deteriorating rapidly across the...
IOM and UNHCR call for more international support to Niger after joint visit
The Director General of the International Organization for Migration, António Vitorino, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, are calling for more international support to address challenges faced by migrants, refugees and internally...
Communities in Niger adapt to displacement and a changing climate
By Omar Hama Saley and Linda Muriuki in Ouallam, Niger In a region hit by rising displacement and temperatures, one town in northern Niger is harnessing the cooperation of local and displaced communities to find solutions. In the dusty plains outside Ouallam, a...
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