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You will be issued with a new cash card in the accommodation that you move to, as soon as you notify the UNHCR partner organisation in the accommodation of your arrival and of your previous place of residence.
Fighting in west Mosul resumed on 26 March after reports of heavy civilian casualties led to pause in military operations. Clashes were reported in the old city ...
A former UNHCR employee has urged the High Court to salvage her 100-acre farm in Kajiado, valued at Sh550 million, from being auctioned.
Among the dignitaries who attended the opening of the programme were Brigadier Abdullah Saqr al-Mohannadi, director of the human rights Department, UNHCR's GCC regional representative Khalid Khalifa and head of the International Organisation of ...
Three months later, the eighth grader's mother, Sara del Carmen, was shot by the same gang. Now, the 17 surviving members of the Perez family all live on the same block in a small town in southern Mexico.
A new report shows that the refugee crisis hasn't slowed down - and people don't always end up where you think. The flow of refugees is steadily increasing, according to the U.N.
I very much hope that the coming months will pave the way for further improvement," said Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. "The situation in Greece can be managed. It requires moving from the current emergency response to a ...
UNHCR - the UN refugee Agency and Qatar Charity (QC) yesterday signed an agreement to secure emergency shelter for more than 31000 internally ...
The United Nations refugee agency will refer at least 850 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru for US resettlement, but that is little comfort for one Rohingya family.
Although progress has been made, significant challenges related to reception, registration, asylum processing, and solutions remain, giving rise to significant protection and safety risks.
KEY FIGURES 273720 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October ...
The United Nations refugee agency will refer at least 850 refugees from Manus Island and Nauru for US resettlement, in one of the first signs of how the deal is ...
UNHCR has been trying to get clarity from the government of Tanzania on the R50 procedures that will be put into place. Meanwhile.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for support for efforts aimed at bringing stability inside Somalia and to the countries hosting Somali refugees.
UNHCR teams went on mission to Mokha this week and started distributions on Monday in an area close to the frontlines. More than 3,416 individuals affected by the conflict received non-food assistance from UNHCR, which included mattresses, sleeping ...
The United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) has called on countries surrounding Nigeria, especially Cameroun, to continue to keep their ...
GENEVA - The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, in Iraq.
A significant number of the children and mothers are malnourished," says Sandra Harlass, a senior health officer in Ethiopia for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. At the Dollo Ado reception centre, refugees are registered and screened for medical problems.
"We left our homes about two months ago when the fighting started and we have been on the move since then," she told staff with UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency. "It is very hard to settle anywhere because of the conflict. Now we have no food and we live ...
"They are great spokespeople, great role models and great promoters of our values," said Mr Grandi. President Bach added: "The refugee Olympic Team was the IOC's vision, but it would never have been possible without UNHCR, without the support on the ...
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, applauds the vote Wednesday by the Parliament of Haiti formally to join the international drive to end the tragedy of statelessness and to ensure the millions of innocent people around the world with no nationality get the ...
Cumulatively, 350,142 persons have been displaced as a result of the Mosul military operation that commenced on 17 October 2016. Of these, 76,422 persons have returned to their areas of origin, while 273,720 persons remain internally displaced.
UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is deeply alarmed at reports of at least two shipwrecks off the Libyan coasts on Thursday. According to NGO sources, five floating corpses of young men have been recovered some 14 miles off the Libyan coast near two ...
The government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive to Uganda every day ...
GENEVA - The displacement crisis in Mosul is likely to become more acute in the near term, as fighting intensifies in the densely populated western parts of the city, according to Bruno Geddo, the Representative of UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, in Iraq.
Much needed improvements are now underway in the health center in Dzaleka refugee camp in Malawi, however without continued financial support, it will difficult to keep the center stocked with much needed medicines and supplies.
Welcoming the government's announcement that as of 1 July 2017 the UK will be granting refugee status to resettled Syrians and others arriving under the UK's two major resettlement schemes, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, stressed today the ...
A delegation of the Senior Transformative Agenda Implementation Team (STAIT) visited Mali from 13rd to 20th February with the aim of improving the efficiency of the humanitarian response in Mali.
On 21st February, UNHCR Kakuma operation hosted a mission from Swiss - Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The mission which comprised of the SDC Director General Manuel Sager, Swiss Ambassador to Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia ...
The government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for urgent and massive support for the thousands of South Sudan refugees who continue to arrive in Uganda every day ...
UNHCR distributes relief items to IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal: In Wau, UNHCR distributed non-food items (NFIs) to 4,483 most vulnerable IDPs including 1,175 at Nog-lima, 1,262 at Ngisa 2,046 at the Episcopal Church (ECS) of Sudan premises outside ...
Then in 2015, he learned about UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency's higher education scholarship programme, known as DAFI. He applied, and soon after overcame the long odds to win a full scholarship to study for a Master's in Political and Administrative ...
Over 270,000 individuals (45,000 families) are currently displaced as a result of the ongoing operations in Mosul which began on 17 October 2016.
On 14th March, UNHCR handed over a 30kVA generator to Welmarer Water User Association in the presence of elders from the host community.
"Thailand closely cooperates with the UNHCR in providing humanitarian assistance toward refugees in Indochina region (during 1970s) and voluntary settlements to the third country of Myanmar refugees and shelter-seeking people including the Rohingyas," ...
Project introduces residents to different culinary traditions of refugees as a way of launching cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.
UNHCR and partners encountered and referred over 30 Afghan boys, who newly arrived from Bulgaria, to Centres for Social Work.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned by continuing forced return of hundreds of refugees from Cameroon's far north region to north-eastern Nigeria despite the recent signing of the tripartite agreement aimed at, among other things, ensuring the ...
As part of the influx of refugees in the early 1990s, Mostafa is among 33,000 registered refugees living in two government-run camps serviced by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and its partners in south-eastern Bangladesh. He has a home in Kutupalong ...
"Over forty lives have been lost in this unwarranted attack on helpless civilians fleeing violence and conflict," said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. "Many questions remain unanswered on the circumstances of this horrific ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), said the number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is "alarming", adding that about 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries over the past eight ...
UNHCR is appalled by the deaths of refugees after a boat carrying them across the Red Sea from Yemen to Sudan was reportedly attacked overnight on Thursday off the governorate of Al Hudaydah on Yemen's west coast.
These efforts are at grave risk of failing unless there is urgent and large-scale additional support. At present funding for South Sudanese refugees in the region is at just 8 per cent out of the required US$781.8 million.
THE United Nations High Commission for refugees (UNHCR) recently appointed Thai model and actress Praya Lundberg as the first UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador from Southeast Asia. The appointment, according to the organisation, is in recognition of ...
UNHCR manages and implements delivery of humanitarian assistance and protection for refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
As displacement from Western Mosul continues unabated, UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is opening two new camps and asking donors for additional funding to help protect and shelter those forced to flee.
My thoughts on Sergio's life and legacy derive from my 16 years with UNHCR, the Agency he spent so much of his career serving and representing.
Over 465,000 persons have been displaced along the Mosul corridor since March 2016, when military operations began south of Mosul.
The family's relief at their impending move to a refugee camp near Erbil, built and operated by UNHCR, the UN refugee Agency, is in stark contrast to their efforts over the past four years to live as normal a life as possible outside a camp.
During her visit to UNHCR, Jolie met with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, to renew the agreement for her as a UNHCR Special Envoy. She also was also delivering the annual lecture for the Sergio Vieira de Mello foundation, which ...


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