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Death of transgender asylum seeker in Guatemala highlights increased risks and protection needs for LGBTI community
The violent death of a transgender asylum seeker in Guatemala last weekend highlights the need for effective protection to LGBTI people.
Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the explosions in Beirut, Lebanon
UNHCR is deeply struck by the death and devastation inflicted by the massive explosion which ripped through Beirut, Lebanon yesterday evening.
UNHCR today announced the appointment of South Sudanese track and field athlete Yiech Pur Biel as their newest Goodwill Ambassador.
With COVID-19 increasing needs, UNHCR is concerned that the impacts of the pandemic are also heightening their risks to trafficking and exploitation.
Thousands of refugees and migrants suffer extreme rights abuses on journeys to Africa’s Mediterranean coast, new UNHCR/MMC report shows
Thousands of refugees and migrants are dying, while many are suffering extreme human rights abuses on irregular journeys to the Mediterranean coast.
UNHCR deplores the tragic loss of three lives and calls for an urgent investigation following a shooting at Al Khums disembarkation point in Libya.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is deeply saddened at the passing of former President of the United Republic of Tanzania Benjamin W. Mkapa.
UNHCR stresses urgent need for States to end unlawful detention of refugees and asylum-seekers, amidst COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19: UNHCR is calling today on States to urgently release refugees and asylum-seekers who are being unlawfully and arbitrarily held in detention.
UNHCR calls on the Government of Poland to ensure that people who wish to seek international protection have access to territory and asylum.
The agreement enables a critical USD 20 million COVID-19 pandemic response across the five countries of the Sahel region.
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