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The garden is an initiative of Humanitarian Support Agency (HSA), a small non-profit organization, and an operational partner of UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, in Greece. In addition to green beans and tomatoes, participants also grow eggplants ...
FILE -- In this Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 file photo, Iraqi troops guard a checkpoint near the village of Awsaja, Iraq, as smoke from fires lit by Islamic State militants at oil wells and a sulfur plant fills the air.

UNHCR assistant high commissioner (L) and Princess Zeid take a closer look at profiles of some of the victims of the genocide at Kigali Memorial Centre.
Filipo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, concluded his visit to Egypt by visiting the Giza Plateau.
The UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said in its bi-monthly report released on Sunday that some 2,525 returnees were supported to voluntarily return to Somalia by flight and road convoys from September 16-30.
"65% of the total registered new arrivals are children, including 6,921 unaccompanied and separated children," UNHCR said. Meanwhile, UNHCR said it has opened a new refugee camp to shelter more South Sudan refugees flocking to Ethiopia. The newly ...

Amman - His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday met with UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, who is visiting Jordan as part of a broader mission to the region.
Volunteers working among the community where she lived in a site for displaced people outside the town of Bor found her, and saw she was exactly the kind of vulnerable single mother that UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, trained them to spot.
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, and its partners in Duhok have begun to help the first influx of displaced Iraqis fleeing villages near Mosul, as a government offensive to re-take Iraq's second-largest city continues.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon addresses his statement during the 67th session of the UNHCR Executive Committee at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
GENEVA - More than 125,000 displaced people in the embattled town of Taizz, in southern Yemen, have received emergency supplies as part of a new aid push, UNHCR said today. The UN refugee Agency said the latest aid distributions were part of an ...
In a visit to Iraq earlier this week, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stressed that UNHCR required US$196.2 million to fund its full Mosul response, which includes both initial preparations and an operation that could last through the ...
UNHCR is seriously concerned by the return of Syrian nationals from Greece to Turkey. According to the information we have received, a group of 91 people arrived on the island of Milos on 9 October.
refugees have no access to the national education system, compelling UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, its NGO partners and refugee communities themselves to support a parallel system of education.
But they made it to Egypt. Sayida and her children are some of the over 70,000 African refugees now registered with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Egypt.
Nigeria situation: From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, the Deputy Representative of UNHCR, the Deputy Representative of UNICEF and the Country Director of IRC carried out a joint mission to Diffa.

The UN refugee Agency also aims to provide 30,000 so-called "sealing off kits," to weatherproof sub-standard shelters and buildings for a further 180,000 people.
UNHCR: France decision to close Calais 'jungle' camp welcome; Proper care in next steps crucial. This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards - to whom quoted text may be attributed - at today's press briefing at the Palais ...
Bangui, Central African Republic - UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, has condemned attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic, where clashes between rival groups have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupted vital ...
Additionally, WFP is providing aid to nearly 140,000 Jordanians through food rations and cash for work and cash for training programs.
Srinagar: government of India should let UNHRC to visit Kashmir, People's Union of civil liberties (PUCL), a New Delhi-based human rights organization, said in a statement released Sunday.
Armenian human rights Defender Arman Tatoyan discussed the issue of Syrian Armenian refugees with Christoph Bierwirth, Representative for the UN High ...
Displaced Iraqis who fled fighting in the Mosul area play volleyball at a camp for internally displaced people on October 17, 2016 in the northeastern town of ...
Key Figures 311083 New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 August 2016. Funding USD 180.6 million requested for the overall ...
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Speaking with families who fled Mosul assault, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi stresses the need to protect civilians and prevent further displacement.
Nigeria situation: From the 31st of August to the 2nd of September, the Deputy Representative of UNHCR, the Deputy Representative of UNICEF and the Country Director of IRC carried out a joint mission to Diffa.
Some 6,300 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners remain in Serbia. Of those, some 75% (or 4,753) were accommodated in governmental facilities, with 1,741 in five Asylum Centres and 3,012 in "Transit" or ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will support whatever policy is taken by the Indonesian government on refugees so long as it respects human rights and does not force refugees to return to their home countries.
To that end, UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, has five camps open and ready to shelter 45,000 people fleeing Mosul and surrounding areas.
Three young Sudanese children tightly grasp a photo album filled with family memories as they settle into Kakuma refugee Settlement, along with thousands of other unaccompanied children.
A number of Ethiopians, including people from the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups, gathered in front of the United Nations Higher Commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) office in Cairo on Sunday to protest against the Ethiopian government's violations ...
Three young Sudanese children tightly grasp a photo album filled with family memories as they settle into Kakuma refugee Settlement, along with thousands of other unaccompanied children.
The UN refugee agency said a total of 26,819 Somali refugees have in principle confirmed their intention to voluntarily return home and are waiting to be facilitated to return to the Horn of Africa nation.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says it will support whatever decision the Indonesian government takes concerning refugees and asylum seekers in Batam so long as the policy adheres to human rights principles.
Between 03 and 09 October, 898 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Aegean islands - a slight increase from the 668 who arrived the previous week.
UNHCR commends the French authorities on almost doubling in recent years accommodation space in reception facilities for asylum seekers in France, while urging the government to further increase the number of places.
Kassala - Deputy Wali of Kassala State, Magzoub Abu-Musa met, Wednesday, the Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Sudan (UNHCR) and briefed him on the state's efforts in hosting the refugees from the neighbouring ...
Nigeria faces immense humanitarian and protection challenges due to the ongoing insurgency in the North East. The conflict has caused grave human rights violations, impacting particularly on the most vulnerable civilians.
Bangui, Central African Republic - UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, has condemned attacks on civilians in the Central African Republic, where clashes between rival groups have forced thousands of people to flee their homes and disrupted vital ...
As the government of Iraq is gearing up for a major military operation to retake Mosul city, UNHCR anticipates an influx of some 90,000 Iraqi refugees arriving through Tel Sefug village, a crossing point mainly used by smugglers, located at the eastern ...
United Nations High Commissioner for human rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein has warned that a Trump presidency would be 'dangerous'.
In September a UNHCR supported training centre for the blind and children with education difficulties opened in the Al Nezha area of Horns.
Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Sri Lanka's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva, addressing the 67th Session of the Executive ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, recognizes mental health and psycho-social support as a core part of its protection mandate. It strives to integrate some basic forms in its programming.
While a large number of weapons and ammunition were seized Sunday by Turkish security forces in a cave used as a depot by PKK terrorists in Hakkari province, aid sacks bearing the logo of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ...
Ravinatha Aryasinha, Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka addressing the 67th Session of the Executive Committee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said that migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and internally ...
10 de octubre de 2016, 07:51Geneva, Oct 10 (Prensa Latina) UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) warned today about the incapability of European countries to handle a possible massive flow of immigrants.
The Saturday Paper carried details of the UNHCR's reports on Nauru and Manus, which reportedly say the conditions on Manus are "equivalent to a maximum security prison in Australia".


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