News Releases

We bring you the most up-to-date information from UNHCR Canada through news releases.

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UNHCR statement on Southeast Asia sea movements

UNHCR welcomes the commitment announced today by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. This is an important...

UNHCR’s aid airlift arrives safely in Yemen

The first of six UNHCR airplanes bringing urgently needed aid supplies landed safely in Yemen today boosting relief stocks in the war-ravaged country, on the third day of the temporary humanitarian pause. The plane carrying blankets, kitchen utensils and sleeping mats...

UNHCR welcomes the Supreme Court judgment in Ezokola

OTTAWA, 19 July 2013—The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the judgment issued today by the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola, which addresses fundamental issues related to exclusion from refugee status on grounds of...

More emergency funds needed for the Syria refugee crisis

OTTAWA, 14 May 2013—The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is raising the alarm over the continuous massive exodus and the growing humanitarian needs caused by the conflict in Syria. UNHCR estimates there are now nearly 1.5 million registered Syrian...

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