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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.
Refugee crisis in South Sudan now world’s fastest growing17 Mar 2017
Uganda and regional states are overwhelmed and in critical need of help.
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie renews UNHCR contract, says “I’m with you for life”16 Mar 2017
“I am with you, not just for my contract, I am with you for life. You can’t walk away once you’ve joined UNHCR. It’s who you become. We stand here as a family, and I am with you.”
UNHCR Chief Grandi on the 6th anniversary of the war in Syria15 Mar 2017
Syria is at a crossroads. Unless drastic measures are taken to shore up peace and security, the situation will worsen.
As war enters 7th year, UNHCR warns Syria is ‘at a crossroads’9 Mar 2017
While there are some hopes for peace, the needs and suffering of millions of Syrians continue unabated; Syrian war is a ‘collective failure.’
UNHCR underscores humanitarian imperative for refugees as new U.S. rules announced7 Mar 2017
Refugees are ordinary people forced to flee war, violence, and persecution in their home countries and who remain in urgent need of life-saving assistance and protection.
Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe1 Mar 2017
Recent report showed that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys.
Yemen’s brutal conflict pushing one million displaced to return to danger22 Feb 2017
Since the beginning of the conflict in March 2015, more than 11 percent of Yemen’s population, some 3 million people, have been forced to flee their homes for safety.
Neil Gaiman appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador20 Feb 2017
Internationally-acclaimed author Neil Gaiman is the newest appointed UNHCR global Goodwill Ambassador.