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Azraq, the world’s first refugee camp powered by renewable energy17 May 2017
Joint UNHCR/IKEA Foundation
More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan8 May 2017
“That refugee children are becoming the defining face of this emergency is incredibly troubling. We, all in the humanitarian community, need most urgent, committed and sustainable support to be able to save their lives.”
Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador27 Apr 2017
The UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of Syrian refugee and Olympic athlete Yusra Mardini as a Goodwill Ambassador.
UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies25 Apr 2017
On the eve of a key pledging conference to address the crisis in Yemen, the UN Refugee Agency warns up to half a million people could be uprooted by worsening conflict.
PAO and UNHCR renew commitment to provide free legal assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons7 Apr 2017
The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) renew their partnership to provide free legal assistance to refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons.
Kristin Davis appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador6 Apr 2017
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of internationally acclaimed actress and philanthropist Kristin Davis as its Goodwill Ambassador.
Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk4 Apr 2017
Into the seventh year of the conflict in Syria, there are now more than 5 million Syrian refugees living in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, and many more who have made the dangerous journey to Europe and farther afield.
A year after key conference sought to boost resettlement targets for Syrian refugees, half of the 500,000 places sought have been achieved31 Mar 2017
We do not only need additional places, we also need to accelerate the implementation of existing pledges.
UNHCR condemns refugee deaths off Yemen, calls for inquiry21 Mar 2017
Over forty lives have been lost in this unwarranted attack on helpless civilians fleeing violence and conflict. Many questions remain unanswered on the circumstances of this horrific event.
UNHCR seeks equal treatment for all Rohingya in Bangladesh20 Mar 2017
A small proportion who fled violence decades ago are considered refugees, while many recent arrivals remain undocumented and miss out on vital aid.