Funding for the world’s forcibly displaced and stateless people is becoming increasingly squeezed, with barely more than half of needs being met.
An additional 100 Syrian refugees will be resettled in Canada under the BVOR program before the end of this year, under a new initiative to be announced today by Jean-Nicolas Beuze of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Canada.
Before that day in May 1997 in Daraa, Syria, when he was gripped with severe chest pains, Qaseem Husainy never had any serious health problems and was far from imagining how his heart condition would alter his life and eventually lead him to live in Canada.
In its annual Global Trends report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said 68.5 million people were displaced as of the end of 2017 — a record high.
Abdelsalam and his family escaped brutal fighting in Syria and have found safety in Lebanon — but the struggle for survival continues.
In this press release on the seventh anniversary of the Syrian War, Filippo Grandi reflects on the relentless suffering of Syrian civilians, and UNHCR’s relief efforts.
Consequences of seven-year conflict represent colossal human tragedy, says UN refugee chief, blaming continued violence on failure of political will.