More than 1.44 million refugees currently residing in over 60 refugee hosting countries will be in need of resettlement in 2020.
Vancouver, Prince Albert, Guelph, Port Moody, and Rimouski are the latest Canadian cities to join a global UNHCR campaign to welcome refugees.
UNHCR is deeply shocked to see the heartbreaking photo of the drowned bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria from El Salvador washed up on the banks of the Rio Grande.
UNHCR is pleased to announce the first ever Global Refugee Forum, which will take place on 17 and 18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Amid Record High Global Displacement, UN Refugee Agency Calls for International Solidarity, Welcomes Canadian Generosity towards Refugees
Amid a new record high of forced displacement globally, UNHCR Canada is calling for renewed international solidarity in finding solutions.
The 2019 Global Trends report has found that the number of worldwide displacement due to war, persecution and conflict exceeded 70 million in 2018.
Violence in north-eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is reported to have displaced more than 300,000 since early June.
UNHCR has sent extra teams to the border between Peru and Ecuador to provide support due to unprecedented number of Venezuelans entering Peru.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie speaks at a press conference at the Integrated Assistance Centre in Maicao, Colombia, on June 8, 2019.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi delivers a statement marking International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT).