How a Canadian community helped to heal the wounds of war

How a Canadian community helped to heal the wounds of war

Ripped from home in Syria, Husam and Noura feared for their family and future. But one Canadian community has helped them to dream again. Husam and Noura Eshadi grew up as neighbours and fell in love as teenagers in Aleppo, Syria. Married, with a baby daughter and a...
UNHCR moves 1,100 out of tents, beating first snow of winter

UNHCR moves 1,100 out of tents, beating first snow of winter

The United Nations Refugee Agency has arranged 19,500 places in apartments, hotels and with host families throughout Greece for relocation candidates and vulnerable asylum-seekers. ATHENS, Greece – Iraq refugee Kheri Mando Sliman, relieved to have left a freezing cold...
UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

In a paper presented to the European Union (EU) today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called for a far-reaching reform of Europe’s global engagement with refugees, including the European asylum system. UNHCR called on Europe to offer more strategic and targeted support...
The 1951 Refugee Convention ‘is as relevant today’

The 1951 Refugee Convention ‘is as relevant today’

While the world has changed in the 65 years since the Convention was drawn up, UNHCR’s protection chief, Volker Türk, explains why it remains relevant today. GENEVA – The 1951 Refugee Convention is the cornerstone of refugee protection and the work of UNHCR, the UN...

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