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The limited support available to Rohingya refugees with disabilities in the country’s sprawling camps is at risk as humanitarian budgets face cuts.
UNHCR’s Grandi: We must increase lifesaving support to vulnerable Lebanese and refugees and find solutions for Syrian refugees
At the conclusion of a three-day visit to Lebanon, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appealed to the international community to sustain its crucial support to vulnerable Lebanese and refugees in Lebanon, as the country faces its worst economic crisis in modern history.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and humanitarian partners are observing a dramatic increase in the number of people attempting perilous crossings of the Andaman Sea this year.
With today’s ultra-rapid news cycle, major emergencies can drop off the front page quickly, even as the situation escalates. Fading public awareness can lead to serious shortfalls in funding for relief programs. Underfunding hits every area of UNHCR’s work,...
The Regional Inter-Agency Coordination Platform for Refugees and Migrants from Venezuela (R4V), co-led by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is today launching a US$1.72 billion regional plan to support the ongoing needs of refugees and migrants from Venezuela throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
After decades of statelessness, the Benet community in Uganda are struggling to survive and access basic services like education and health care.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has concluded a two-day visit to the State of Kuwait with a call for more support to assist vulnerable refugees and displaced people, with displacement numbers at an all-time high of 103 million and in a time of increasingly pressing humanitarian needs.
Solange Ingabire, 22, writes to her Mom, who raised her in Kiziba refugee camp, Rwanda, after fleeing the threat of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 1996. Solange was born four years later in the camp. Now a student in Costa Rica, she recalls the incredible influence her mother has had on her, championing education despite not having had the opportunity to study herself.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent support and responsibility-sharing from the international community to preserve and reinforce Uganda’s model refugee policy of social inclusion and integration, amid surging needs, drastic funding cuts to global humanitarian programmes and fresh displacement into the country.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning of escalating humanitarian needs for displaced people in Burkina Faso leading to an increase in refugees fleeing the country. As violence against civilians and intercommunity conflicts continue, close to 50,000 refugees have fled to Niger, Mali, and further south to the coastal states of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Togo and Ghana to seek safety in the last two years.
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