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UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi renews call for solutions in Myanmar7 Jul 2017
UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi meets with communities in restive Rakhine state to better understand their needs and challenges.
World Refugee Day 2017: Film Screening Invites Filipinos to Stand #WithRefugees22 Jun 2017
On this year’s World Refugee Day, UNHCR Philippines held a special film screening of a documentary about the previously untold story of how 1300 Jews were able to flee to the Philippines to escape Nazi persecution.
Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on World Refugee Day 201720 Jun 2017
When we stand together #WithRefugees, we also stand for respect and diversity for all.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie in Nairobi, appeals for child refugees20 Jun 2017
“Over half of all refugees and displaced people worldwide are women and children. How we treat them is a measure of our humanity as nations. On World Refugee day my only ask is that people consider the pain and suffering of young girls like these.” – Angelina Jolie
Live Blog: World Refugee Day gets under way amid record displacement20 Jun 2017
From Australasia to the Americas, UNHCR is leading celebrations of the lives of men, women and children finding new hope after escaping danger.
War, violence, persecution push displacement to new unprecedented high19 Jun 2017
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.
UNHCR appeals for better access as thousands flee Raqqa13 Jun 2017
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.
Match resettlement commitments with action: UN Refugee Chief12 Jun 2017
As global resettlement needs grow alongside rising refugee numbers, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today called for a massive increase in places available for refugees in third countries.
News comment on latest shipwrecks on Mediterranean Sea11 Jun 2017
More than 2,500 people have been rescued in over a dozen search-and-rescue efforts coordinated by the Italian Coast Guard on Saturday and Sunday.
UNHCR and partners aid victims of Cyclone Mora in Bangladesh31 May 2017
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is working with the Bangladesh authorities and partners on the ground to deliver emergency supplies to Rohingya refugees and their host communities in the wake of Cyclone Mora.