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The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has informed to all Proof of Registration (PoR) cards holders that Voluntary Repatriation Centres (VRCs) in Chamkani, Peshawar and Baleli, Quetta will be closed from June 26 to June 28.
Overcrowding at Lusenda Camp in the DRC has resulted in 1,757 refugees waiting for transfer in transit centers, with 1,017 refugees residing outside host structures.
Mr Kofi Adjei, Berekum Municipal Chief Executive has commended the United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) for helping to improve on the economic livelihood of the Ivorian refugees in the Municipality.
... Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea gathered one evening to share an iftar of national dishes they had prepared themselves. The event was held at a local community centre run by UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, and NGO International Relief and Development.
KAMAPALA, Uganda - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today praised Uganda's continued commitment to hosting refugees and called for greater global support for the country's progressive policies for helping the forcibly ...
Syrian refugee Muhannad has created a library devoted to Arabic literature and a venue for readings by authors from Berlin's literary scene.
Between April and May, UNHCR and its partner LWF distributed 478 shelter kits to families who recently arrived in Mbera camp.
Large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are returning to northeast Nigeria, into a situation the United Nations refugee chief calls "dangerously ...
In an address to members of the African Union, Filippo Grandi calls on governments to end the conflicts that cause millions to flee.
In the time it takes to read this sentence, someone in the world will have become displaced. That's just one of the stark facts contained in an important report published this week by UNHCR, the United Nations refugee agency, which records the extent ...
The United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) on Wednesday donated sanitation equipment to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Damaturu, Yobe, to enhance their living condition.
During May an escalation of fighting in the North East and North West of Raqqa caused the displacement of thousands of people to a number of different camps and informal settlements.
MANILA - The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in The Philippines on Thursday noted the "improving" delivery of humanitarian assistance to those displaced from Marawi City, where clashes between government troops ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the Kingdom of Morocco to admit a group of Syrian refugees stranded in difficult circumstances at.
Berekum (B/A), June 21, GNA - Mr Kofi Adjei, Berekum Municipal Chief Executive has commended the United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) for helping to improve on the economic livelihood of the Ivorian refugees in the Municipality.
Izmir- Turkey, May 2017 (UNHCR)- Ahmed and his brother Omar have popped upstairs to their first floor apartment above the Syrian sweet store where they both ...
I am extremely worried that large numbers of Nigerian refugees hosted in Cameroon are again returning to northeast Nigeria - into a situation dangerously unprepared to receive them.
While some of them have moved on to other countries, serving as migrant workers in the Golf states, having made use of resettlement opportunities or united with family members elsewhere the UNHCR estimates that about 15,000 displaced continue to stay ...
Nairobi, Kenya - UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie urged people to consider the plight of millions of child refugees during a visit to a residential centre for adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi for World Refugee Day.
During his first visit to the world's youngest nation, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said it's the government's responsibility to restore peace.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has appreciated the support of Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) to its campaign called "Artery of Life".
UNHCR welcomes the very receptive approach both the government of Armenia and the overwhelming majority of the Armenian population have taken in receiving persons displaced due to the conflict in Syria seeking protection in Armenia.
Dar es Salaam, June 20 (Xinhua) -- The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said Tuesday that Tanzania remained the largest host of Burundi refugees.
The UN High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) said it had obtained religious rulings from top Muslim clerics in Egypt, Morocco, and Yemen as well as a senior Islamic scholar in Saudi Arabia to donate their alms directly for relief work.
Chipinge - A United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) protection officer is under fire for allegedly extorting money from the refugees under the pretext that he could facilitate their relocation overseas.
UNHCR and partners received testimonies of 102 collective expulsions from Croatia, with many alleging to have been denied access to asylum procedures there, while 60 were received from Hungary, including allegations of cruel or degrading treatment by ...
Turkey tops the list of refugee hosting countries in the world, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said on Tuesday.
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the University of Nicosia on Tuesday signed an agreement to collaborate to help refugees in Cyprus and elsewhere.
Launching today on World refugee Day (20 June), #TheExtraMile appeal has been developed by online giving platform GivePenny. Supporters are asked to run, jog or walk 27 miles over the next month, raising awareness and earning donations for each ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)'s representative to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Jose Antonio Canhandula disclosed this at the 2017 World refugee Day commemoration at the ECOWAS Commission Secretariat in Abuja on ...
Dubai (Reuters) - The United Nations, short of funds to support millions of displaced people in the Middle East, has begun a scheme that would let Muslims make donations from the alms they typically pay state bodies for the benefit of the poor.
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency received information last night about three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean. We fear that at least 130 people are dead or missing.
On World Refugee Day, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative Jean-Nicolas Beuze said Canada has done its fair share of resettling refugees, especially with more recent efforts to welcome Syrian refugees.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi. Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents and are now living in the Heshima Kenya Safe ...
Dubai: The United Nations, short of funds to support millions of displaced people in the Middle East, has begun a scheme that would let Muslims make donations from the alms they typically pay state bodies for the benefit of the poor.
The United Nations has projected it will need a total of $8 billion this year to provide life-saving assistance to millions of Syrians inside their shattered homeland and to refugees and their host communities in neighboring countries.
Reverend Bill Bigger and the local community are coming together to help shelter refugees resettled to North Carolina. Reverend Bill Bigger and the local community are helping to shelter resettled refugees.
As conflict continues on all frontlines, UNHCR teams across the country worked to respond to meet the needs of the most vulnerable internally displaced persons (IDPs), IDP returnees and refugees.
Nigeria situation: The Protection Working Group, co-led by UNHCR, held a Strategic Planning workshop from the 23rd - 25th of May in Diffa, where the main strategic objectives of the group were defined, as well as an exit strategy and referral system ...
UNHCR's annual Global Trends report says an unprecedented 65.6 million people were uprooted from their homes by conflict and persecution at the end of 2016.
The Department of Home Affairs and United Nations Commission on human rights (UNHCR) have announced that they will jointly commemorate World refugee Day in eThekwini Municipality to promote social cohesion, tolerance and peaceful co-existence ...
Annual talks between UNHCR and representatives of 313 NGOs conclude with call to allow refugees to become self-reliant. By: Kate Bond | 16 June 2017.
GENEVA - An estimated 100,000 civilians are effectively being held as human shields by ISIS fighters in West Mosul, where they are living in conditions of "penury and panic" without food, water or fuel, UNHCR's representative in Iraq said on Friday.
UNHCR considers that many of these persons are refugees. Traditionally, citizens from the NCA seeking international protection have requested refugee status in the United States and Canada.
Over 3.2 million refugees Turkey continues to host the world's largest refugee population. Predominantly out of camp More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas.
London - Photographer Giles Duley travelled to countries in the Middle East and Europe in 2015 and 2016 documenting the refugee crisis, in partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The resulting images, shot on celluloid film mostly in black and ...
UNHCR and other humanitarian organisations are providing emergency assistance following recent waves of violence in the East and South-East regions of the Central African Republic (CAR) which have triggered a new, large-scale displacement of ...
"Payment of pensions should be resumed to all retired people, regardless of their place of residence, whether they are registered as IDPs (internally displaced persons) or reside at their homes," said Pablo Mateu, UNHCR representative in Ukraine ...
"Collaborating gets the knowledge to where it's needed," said Paul Bristow, one of Pangloss Labs' co-founders, speaking at an annual gathering of UNHCR staff, Non-Governmental Organizations and other partners in Geneva. "The magic is not in the ...
The UNHCR Country Office in Cyprus and partners will be marking this year's World refugee Day with a series of dedicated events and activities which kicked off today and will continue through to Friday 23 June in Nicosia and Larnaca.


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