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The Government of Myanmar conveyed to the Government of Bangladesh the names of 3,450 Rohingya refugees cleared for voluntary repatriation to Myanmar.
UNHCR is concerned about thousands who have fled brutal attacks in the Ituri province of the DRC, where humanitarian access remains extremely limited.
UNHCR Chief, Filippo Grandi, concluded a four-day visit to Brazil with an urgent appeal for increased international engagement in the communities hosting Venezuelans
Marking World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi honours staff carrying out “crucial work” to aid those in need in “some in the world’s most dangerous places”
Two months on since violence forced hundreds of thousands of people to flee their homes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s eastern province of Ituri
Humanitarian aid worker, Yumiko Takashima is the Head of Office for UNHCR’s office in Aleppo, Syria – over 8,700 kilometres away from her native Tokyo.
Filippo Grandi’s visit to Chile – the first by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees – comes amidst the largest population movements in Latin America’s recent history
UNHCR is calling on European governments to allow the disembarkation of 507 people recently rescued on the Mediterranean who remain stranded at sea.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi has welcomed the appointment of Ms. Gillian Triggs as Assistant High Commissioner for Protection to oversee the agency’s international protection work.
In light of the deteriorating humanitarian and security situation in Mali, UNHCR is urging States to provide protection to people fleeing conflict-affected areas.