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.
UNHCR welcomes El Salvador’s decision to join a regional initiative that aims to better address forced displacement in and from Central America
Joint Statement: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and IOM Director General António Vitorino welcome consensus on need for action on Libya, Mediterranean
Discussions in Paris with European States on addressing the situation on the Mediterranean Sea, and preventing loss of life in Libya, are welcome and much-needed.
According to new report some 10.5 million refugees received health care through public health programs and through UNHCR, and other partners last year.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply concerned about the new rule barring from asylum the majority of people crossing the southern U.S. land border.
UNHCR and IOM in a joint statement appealed to the European Union and African Union to prevent tragedies in Libya, like the airstrike on the Tajoura Detention Centre, from happening again.
UNHCR and IOM welcome the adoption by Latin American countries of a road map to facilitate integration in the region of Venezuelan refugees and migrants.
The toll in injuries and lives from the attacks at the Tajoura Detention Centre speaks to UNHCR and IOM’s deep concerns over the safety of people in detention centres.