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Atom Araullo: “People who have little have the most to give”10 Aug 2018
Following a mission to Jordan, the UNHCR High Profile Supporter and journalist puts the spotlight on the Syrian refugee crisis, and draws similarities between the generosity of Jordanians and Filipinos.
UNHCR welcomes move by Thailand to grant citizenship to boys and coach rescued from cave9 Aug 2018
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the move by the Royal Thai Government to grant citizenship to three boys and their football coach, who were recently rescued from a cave in Chiang Rai in an extraordinary operation led by Thai authorities.
UNHCR welcomes passing of Bangsamoro Organic Law in the Philippines7 Aug 2018
UNHCR will assist in the normalization process especially with regard to addressing the needs of IDPs and ensuring their enhanced participation in planning and development in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region.
UNHCR’s Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmar’s Rakhine State7 Aug 2018
UNHCR appeals for safe passage for civilians in southern Syria, says international standards on refugee returns essential20 Jul 2018
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
News comment: Death of former High Commissioner Thorvald Stoltenberg16 Jul 2018
Former UN High Commissioner for Refugees Thorvald Stoltenberg passed away in Oslo on Friday.
Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation in South West Syria5 Jul 2018
“UNHCR is prepared to immediately scale up its assistance inside Syria and to Jordan. Thousands of innocent lives are going to be lost, once again, if urgent action is not taken.”
Sustainable response key to ongoing Rohingya displacement3 Jul 2018
UN refugee chief says investment in education, healthcare and infrastructure is needed to support Rohingya refugees and their hosts in Bangladesh.
Ben Stiller appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency2 Jul 2018
Meeting refugees in Guatemala this week, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller calls for action and solidarity with refugees around the world.
More international support needed for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, say UN and World Bank chiefs2 Jul 2018
UN Secretary-General António Guterres urges donors to “step up to the plate,” as Jim Yong Kim says World Bank stands in solidarity with refugees.