Orchestral musicians from 30 countries, led by Maestro Shlomo Mintz, team up for globe-spanning performance in support of the UNHCR’s COVID-19 appeal.
COVID-19 stay-at-home orders have taken a heavy toll on Venezuelan refugees and migrants, many of whom were barely scraping by even before the pandemic hit.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Venezuelan refugees and migrants are now faced with a myriad of challenges, including the loss of livelihoods, evictions as well as increasing stigmatization.
UNHCR is urging Governments worldwide to pay urgent attention to the plight of millions of stateless people and to follow a set of recommendations to ensure their coverage in the COVID-19 response.
UNHCR urges sustained support to protect world’s forcibly displaced from “devastating” impact of coronavirus
UNHCR is seeking US$745 million as it races to prepare for and prevent outbreaks of COVID-19 among refugees and other displaced populations around the globe.
Conflict and heavy floods force tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in Somalia, amidst COVID-19 threat
Heavy flooding, conflict, a crippled economy, impending desert locust swarms and the exponential spread of COVID-19 are threatening the safety and welfare of Somalia’s 2.6 million IDPs
UN issues US$6.7 billion appeal to protect millions of lives and stem the spread of coronavirus in fragile countries
The UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Mark Lowcock, has called for swift and determined action to avoid the most destabilizing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic as he releases a US$6.7 billion appeal and an updated global plan to fight coronavirus in fragile countries.
UNHCR warns of looming humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, amidst ongoing fighting and coronavirus threat
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today of the potentially devastating impact of a COVID-19 outbreak in South Sudan.
News comment on search and rescue in the Central Mediterranean by Gillian Triggs, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR is calling for greater coordination, solidarity and responsibility-sharing, in view of the increased movements of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
Despite pandemic restrictions, people fleeing violence and persecution continue to seek asylum in Mexico
While a number Latin American countries and the rest of the world have closed their borders and restricted movement to contain the spread of coronavirus, Mexico has continued to register new asylum claims from people fleeing brutal violence and persecution.