With the coronavirus pandemic testing health care systems around the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are calling attention to the challenges facing refugees and migrants from Venezuela.
In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The situation for refugees and migrants held in formal and informal places of detention is particularly worrying.
UNHCR detailed a series of measures it is taking in its field operations to help respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and prevent further spread.
UNHCR airlifted some 4.4 tonnes of much-needed medical aid items, including supplies to support the COVID-19 response in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
UNHCR and the Sheikh Thani announced today in Doha Sheikh Thani’s largest contribution so far to UNHCR.
With the world mobilizing to combat the spread of COVID-19, many countries are rightly adopting exceptional measures such as limiting air travel.
UNHCR and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are concerned that international travel could increase the exposure of refugees to the virus.
An estimated 50,000 stateless people in Uzbekistan are set to acquire citizenship following the passing of a new law in the country.
UNHCR together with its 36 humanitarian and development partners, launched a funding appeal of $290 million to assist more than 300,000 Burundian refugees.
After 9 years of Syria in crisis, the Syrian people continue to experience acute tragedy. Today, Syrians are the largest refugee population in the world.