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UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, has issued a stark warning as new displacement figures climb. According to the latest information gathered, as of 9 February, from partners, local authorities and community outreach efforts, some 85,000 people have been forced from their homes since December 2017 ...
UNHCR works closely with the government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). □ In the refugee response, the main government counterparts are the Ministry of Interior and the Commission for Refugee Affairs (CRA).

Since November 2017, UNHCR has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya. On 10 February, a flight departed from Tripoli evacuating 130 refugees to Niamey, Niger. A second flight departed on 13 February with 128 refugees onboard. With the cooperation of UNHCR's partners and ...
BUDAPEST, Hungary - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, expressed today its dismay over recent additional restrictions at border crossing points, which have further reduced access to territory, for asylum-seekers and refugees. It also called the government of Hungary to withdraw a proposed bill that ...
Jacek Karnowski, the Mayor of Sopot, which is prepared to take more refugees and migrants. © UNHCR/Rafal Kostrzynski. By Helen Womack in Gdansk, Poland | 16 February 2018. The port city of Gdansk once led the fight for freedom from communism in Poland. Now it is showing a new kind of solidarity - with migrants ...
Ankara, Turkey - UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Thursday praised Turkey's generosity in hosting more than 3.5 million refugees from ... Grandi described Turkey's inclusive legal framework towards refugees as a positive example that would help to shape UNHCR's drafting of a ...

In 'A call to action: Protecting children on the move starts with better data', UNICEF, UNHCR, IOM, Eurostat and OECD together show how crucial data are to understanding the patterns of global migration and developing policies to support vulnerable groups like children. The Call to Action confirms ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Libya deplores the tragic truck accident near Bani Waleed, which left 19 refugees dead and 49 others injured on Wednesday, 14 February. The smuggler's truck reportedly drove into a large hole in the road and lost its balance being heavily overloaded with 180 people ...
Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second ...
Former High Commissioner Ruud Lubbers, who had led the UN refugee agency from 2001 to 2005, passed away in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, yesterday. "Mr. Lubbers was a powerful advocate for refugees, displaced and stateless people, with a strong personal commitment to the refugee cause," said ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is alarmed at the deportation of a Cambodian refugee from Thailand, despite the confirmation of her refugee status and her well-founded fear of persecution if returned to Cambodia. UNHCR understands that the refugee was taken from an immigration detention centre in ...
refugees remain anxious about the prospect of returns to Myanmar taking place in the near future. They reiterated that they will not consider going back to Myanmar unless questions of citizenship, legal rights, access to services and restitution are addressed. An MoU between the government of ...
In coordination with UN agencies and partners, UNHCR is responding to the needs of some 5,000 internally displaced persons (IDP) from Tawergha who recently attempted to return to their hometown. Following the Presidency Council's decree of 26 December 2017 indicating the start date for the return ...
The UNHCR said migrants were particularly vulnerable to sexual attacks at the Moria camp on the island of Lesbos, and Vathy on Samos. "In these two centers, bathrooms and latrines are no-go zones after dark for women or children," spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly told reporters at a press conference in Geneva.
UNHCR is particularly concerned for those that remain in areas close to hostilities in Taizz and Hudaydah. As a result of prolonged fighting in those two governorates, conditions continue to rapidly deteriorate, exposing people to violence and disease, without basic services. Most of those displaced in the ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, welcomes the steps taken by the Ugandan government to investigate allegations of wrongdoing in government refugee programmes. Uganda's Prime Minister, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, initiated the probe after reports received by UNHCR and the World Food Programme ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is pleased to announce that for the first time ever refugee-made products will be on display at Ambiente, the leading ... the chance for a person who has fled war and persecution to offer something of beauty and style to the world," said UN High Commissioner for Refugees ...

Seoul, South Korea - UNHCR High Profile Supporter and refugee athlete Yiech Pur Biel carried a special message of peace as he arrived on the divided Korean Peninsula ahead the 2018 Winter Olympics. "Peace is the fundamental of everything that a state can do," Pur told the audience during a talk in ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, helped in the selection process and the administrative procedures. A UNHCR report on refugee education showed that less than one per cent of refugees attend university, compared with 34 per cent globally. Higher education plays an important role in protecting young ...
Spotting the potential signs of the disease and referring cases to medical facilities, as well as tracing families and neighbours who may also have been infected, are just part of the workload of volunteer programme run by Food for the Hungry and Medical Teams International, in partnership with UNHCR, the ...
GENEVA - UNHCR launched an appeal today for US$391 million to support 430,000 Burundian refugees this year, saying more cash was urgently ... Launching the appeal, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said many important needs had not been met because of a shortfall in ...
Following clashes in Aden, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, have resumed humanitarian activities with freedom of movement largely restored. Assistance to refugees and asylum seekers has restarted, including preparation for the eighth Assisted Spontaneous Return (ASR) for Somali refugees.
Seoul, South Korea - UNHCR High Profile Supporter and refugee athlete Yiech Pur Biel carried a special message of peace as he arrived on the divided Korean Peninsula ahead the 2018 Winter Olympics. "Peace is the fundamental of everything that a state can do," Pur told the audience during a talk in ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is gravely concerned about escalating violence in Ituri province of north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), creating new displacement over the last four days. At least 30 people are reported to have been killed amid conflict between the Hema and Lendu ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with its 26 other humanitarian partners, is today launching a funding appeal for US$391 million to support some 430,000 Burundian refugees during 2018. We are urging donors to step up support for desperate refugees who struggle to survive in neighbouring countries as ...
Many villages have been burned to the ground in Ituri's Djugu territory, according to initial information by UNHCR monitors in the affected areas. Fighting among the two communities had previously devastated the region from 1999 to the early 2000s, leading to large scale internal displacement and refugee ...
On 2 February, UNHCR evacuated 136 vulnerable refugees from Libya to UNHCR's Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) in Niger. There, their case will be processed to find a durable solution, including resettlement. With this flight, UNHCR has evacuated 674 refugees from Libya (512 to the Niger ETM ...
... Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Chief Executive Officer of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim. The announcement builds on a 2017 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Alghanim Industries and the UNHCR.
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, together with humanitarian partners, today, launched an inter-agency funding appeal for US$157 million to help over a quarter of a million people affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin region. The 47 UN agencies and humanitarian organizations, ...
"Learning Czech is vital," says Olivera Vukotic, regional integration officer in UNHCR's Central European office in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. "If you don't speak the language, you can't talk about integration. It's impossible." Vukotic says the Czech government is generous in the number of hours of ...
The UNHCR petition aims to raise awareness by sharing stories, while encouraging the public to support refugees by ensuring they have a safe place to live. At the time of publishing, it had over 17.5 million signatures. According to the UNHCR, around 1.2 million refugees around the world will need to be ...
UNHCR is also worried about the situation for over 43,000 Burundian refugees just across the lake in South Kivu, mainly at Lusenda and Mulongwe. Although these locations have not been directly affected by the fighting, it is vital that all parties to the conflict respect the humanitarian character of the sites ...
The Dadaab refugee operations are coordinated by UNHCR Sub-Office Dadaab, which also serves the three camps in Dadaab Sub-County. UNHCR Field Office Alinjugur is part of the larger Dadaab operation and covers Hagadera camp in Fafi Sub-County. Both UNHCR offices cooperate closely with ...
Syrian refugee families living in Kirkuk face threats of eviction from local authorities, due to lack of legal residency documents. The Syrian refugees who have been given eviction notices are registered with UNHCR. UNHCR is undertaking advocacy efforts with the local authorities to uphold the rights of ...
From 1 to 31 December, the UNHCR-led Protection & Returns Monitoring Network (PRMN), recorded 33,000 new displacements (17,000 drought-related and 15,000 conflict or insecurity related), bringing the total of internal displacements since the beginning of the year to 1,130,000, of which 892,000 ...
ZA'ATARI refugee camp, Jordan - UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said on Sunday that any negotiated solution to Syria's long-running conflict must respect the human rights and dignity of all Syrians, including millions of refugees living in neighbouring countries. Almost seven years since the start ...
Bangladesh will sign an agreement with the UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, to carry out the repatriation process as the international community reiterated its call for "safe, voluntary and dignified" return of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to Myanmar to make their return sustainable, reports UNB. "They [the ...
Dhaka - Bangladesh on Sunday sought to reassure the international community that the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to conflict-scarred western Myanmar would be "voluntary" and in coordination with the United Nations. In a briefing to foreign diplomats, ...
3,172 refugees and asylum-seekers have been forcibly transferred by Australia to 'offshore processing' facilities in Papua New Guinea and Nauru since the introduction of the current policy in 2013.1 Of these, some 800 remain in Papua New Guinea. Following the Australia-United States relocation ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is assisting displaced families across Iraq to acquire essential legal documents they need to access public services and assistance. More than 18,600 vulnerable Iraqis received legal documents and over 23,300 benefited from legal assistance related to documentation ...
UNHCR is distraught by the death of 13 Syrians - including children, women and men - near the Masnaa border in eastern Lebanon during a storm Thursday night (18 to 19 January) while they were attempting to enter Lebanese territory by taking a smuggling route. The victims were trying to cross an ...
UNHCR is responding to new displacement as families continue to flee hostilities in Hays and Al Khowkha on Yemen's western coast. An estimated 1,457 families (10,200 individuals) have fled to other parts of Hudaydah, along with neighbouring governorates of Taizz, Ibb, Dhamar, with a further estimated ...
With the number of people fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria growing, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is increasingly concerned at the plight of women and children among them. Women and children represent about 80 per cent of the approximately 10,000 refugees registered so ...
Audiences are being encouraged to stand #Withrefugees by signing UNHCR's global petition, which asks decision makers to grant refugees safety, education and opportunities - turning their dreams into reality. You can follow The Dream Diaries series via Humans of Amsterdam, Fetching Tigerss and ...
"[We] have been advocating for a comprehensive approach to address movements of migrants and refugees who embark on perilous journeys across the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean," said spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) William Spindler.
UNHCR Bangladesh Operational Update, 27 December 2017 - 7 January 2018. Report. from UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Published on 07 Jan 2018. preview · Download PDF (542.94 KB). Arrivals from Myanmar have significantly decreased, with over 2,200 refugees crossing into Bangladesh ...
The 21-month long project is being financed by the European Union with 25 million euros under the Facility for refugees in Turkey, said the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) in a statement. "The specific objective of this project is to contribute to the protection of refugees and asylum-seekers ...
Abuja, Nigeria - The UNHCR Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Jose Canhandula, conducted a fact-finding mission to Benue State, North Central and Cross River State, South-South Nigeria from 8 to 10th January, 2018, where he interacted with Cameroonian refugees in the Abande, ...
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is renewing its appeal to countries for help in saving human lives by offering more resettlement places and other safe alternatives to protection for refugees, including through family reunification. This week alone, some 160 people were reported dead or missing in three ...
Abuja, Nigeria - The UNHCR Representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Antonio Jose Canhandula, conducted a fact-finding mission to Benue State, North Central and Cross River State, South-South Nigeria from 8 to 10th January, 2018 where he interacted with Cameroonian refugees in the Abande, ...


 

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