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UNHCR chief lauds Pope’s solidarity with refugees18 Apr 2016
During the visit, Pope Francis called on world leaders to respond with courage in facing this massive humanitarian crisis and its underlying causes, and to provide protection and long-term solutions for refugees fleeing war and violence.
UNHCR regrets violence at Idomeni12 Apr 2016
“Violence is wrong whatever the circumstances. UNHCR hopes Europe will take the necessary steps now, and we stand ready to help governments further in fulfilling their obligations to refugees,” said UNHCR spokesperson Edwards.
UN Secretary-General says more help needed for Syrian refugees31 Mar 2016
The biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time demands an exponential increase in global solidarity.
UNHCR: 1 in 10 Syrian refugees will need resettling30 Mar 2016
Refugees fleeing conflict and violence and arriving in Europe carry an important message: addressing their plight cannot only be the task of countries and communities that are close to wars. It is a global responsibility that must be widely shared until peace prevails again.
UN Refugee Agency applauds Philippine Supreme Court decision recognizing foundlings as citizens18 Mar 2016
“We welcome this development to recognize foundlings as citizens of the Philippines. The country has a strong humanitarian tradition of international protection in support of those at risk of being stateless.”
Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie-Pitt on the 5th Anniversary of the Syria Conflict16 Mar 2016
We are at an exceptionally difficult moment internationally, when the consequences of the refugee crisis seem to be outstripping our will and capacity and even our courage to respond to it. It is not wrong to feel unsettled faced by a crisis of such complexity and such magnitude. But we must not let fears get the better of us.
Syria Conflict at 5 Years15 Mar 2016
Syria is the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time, a continuing cause of suffering for millions which should be garnering a groundswell of support around the world.
Hundreds finally out of legal limbo in groundbreaking pilot between Indonesia, the Philippines14 Mar 2016
After years of living in legal limbo, a first group of over 660 people in Southern Philippines had their citizenship confirmed.
Joint United Nations statement on Syria14 Mar 2016
After five years of a brutal and senseless conflict, over a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and over half the population forced from their homes out of fear and want.
UNHCR: 6 steps towards solving the refugee situation in Europe7 Mar 2016
We are running out of time; strong leadership and vision are urgently needed from European leaders. This is as much a crisis of European solidarity as it is a refugee crisis.