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.
We are deeply concerned by reports that boats full of vulnerable women, men and children are again adrift in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea, unable to come ashore, and without access to food, water and medical assistance.
UNHCR condemns violence against Malian refugees, reportedly by the country’s security forces on May 2, housed in the Mentao refugee camp in Burkina Faso
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.
Coronavirus: UNHCR offers practical recommendations in support of European countries to ensure access to asylum and safe reception
UNHCR has called today on European countries to safeguard the many good practices and redouble their efforts to strengthen asylum systems in Europe in these trying times.
UNHCR is calling for greater protection for people caught up in violence resulting from an upsurge in military action against armed groups in West Africa’s Sahel and Lake Chad regions.
On the eve of Ramadan, UNHCR calls for support for refugees and displaced people as millions are exposed to deprivation amid the COVID-19 crisis
Millions of people who fled wars and violence are among those around the world preparing to observe the holy month of Ramadan, under the exceptional circumstances of the COVID-19 crisis.