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Statement attributable to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation in Ethiopia’s Tigray region
I am deeply alarmed about the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, who have been caught in the conflict in the Tigray region.
IOM and UNHCR chiefs stress that COVID-19 underlines the urgent need for universal health coverage
IOM and UNHCR chiefs stress that health services must be inclusive of all people, including migrants, refugees and internally displaced and stateless people.
Urgent support needed for Venezuelan refugees and migrants facing trauma and hardship
UNHCR warns of unprecedented levels of trauma and despair among newly arrived refugees and migrants from Venezuela. Urgent support is critically needed.
Yemenis displaced by conflict now face threats of looming famine
UNHCR warns that hundreds of thousands of internally displaced Yemenis are at heightened risk of food insecurity as livelihoods.
Ethiopian refugees report obstacles to reach safety in Sudan as numbers approach 50,000
UNHCR is working with the local authorities and has now registered nearly 50,000 Ethiopian refugees who have crossed into eastern Sudan.
US$1.44 billion needed to support refugees and migrants from Venezuela amid COVID-19
UNHCR and IOM launch a $1.44 billion regional plan to respond to the growing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
UNHCR forum weighs lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
The final session of this year’s High Commissioner’s Dialogue considered solutions for responding to future global emergencies.
Forced back home by the pandemic, Venezuelan grandmother sees no choice but to flee once again
With lockdown making it all but impossible for many Venezuelan refugees and migrants to meet their basic needs, thousands have headed home – only to have to flee again.
Birth registration gaps leave South Africans in limbo
UNHCR is working with the South African government to help people at risk of statelessness obtain vital identity documents.
Record 20,000 students engage in refugee policies through the 2020 Model UN Refugee Challenge
UNHCR has announced today the winners of the first Model UN Refugee Challenge, which encouraged students worldwide to develop policies to help refugees during their Model UN.
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