UN Refugee Chief welcomes African leadership and solidarity in action for refugees evacuated from Libya
Welcoming this week’s agreement with the African Union and Rwanda to set up a refugee transit mechanism for evacuation of vulnerable refugees out of Libya, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today urged other countries to follow this example with further actions to save lives.
A group of 98 vulnerable refugees have been today evacuated out of Libya to Italy, the third direct humanitarian evacuation to the country this year.
Three UN agencies are calling on European States to increase resources and support for their school systems to ensure refugee children can access and stay in quality education.
Joint Statement: Government of Rwanda, UNHCR and African Union agree to evacuate refugees out of Libya
The Government of Rwanda, UNHCR, and the African Union have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for evacuating refugees out of Libya.
The number of Venezuelan refugees and migrants has now reached 4.3 million and is growing by the day.
Refugee education in crisis: More than half of the world’s school-age refugee children do not get an education
Of the 7.1 million refugee children of school age, 3.7 million – more than half – do not go to school, UNHCR says in an education report released today.
At least 40 people are estimated to have drowned off the coast of Libya in the latest boat disaster on the Mediterranean.
The Government of Myanmar conveyed to the Government of Bangladesh the names of 3,450 Rohingya refugees cleared for voluntary repatriation to Myanmar.
UNHCR Chief, Filippo Grandi, concluded a four-day visit to Brazil with an urgent appeal for increased international engagement in the communities hosting Venezuelans
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