UNHCR steps up call for unhindered access in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine State
To ensure the right of Rohingya refugees to return voluntarily, and in safety and in dignity, UNHCR calls on Myanmar to allow the necessary unhindered humanitarian access in Rakhine State and create conditions for a genuine and lasting solution.
UNHCR facilitates issuance of PhilHealth identification cards, SMS broadcast to Marawi IDPs
UNHCR works with PhilHealth and partners to give persons displaced by the Marawi conflict IDs so they can enjoy their freedom of movement, have access to basic social services, and be able avail themselves of durable solutions after displacement.
Forced displacement worldwide at its highest in decades
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends Report said 65.6 million people were displaced at the end of 2016, some 300,000 more than a year earlier. Over 10 million people were newly displaced during the course of the year.