Nour: A Syrian Flower Blooming in the Egyptian Desert
Nour’s journey from despair and waiting for life to end to a holder of Bachelor of Laws and a diploma in education, and having her own nursery in Alexandria.
UNHCR: Over 5 million may need shelter support in Syria after quake
This is a summary of what was said by Sivanka Dhanapala, UNHCR Representative in Syria – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. He was speaking from Damascus.
UNHCR responds to deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria
Teams from the UN Refugee Agency are on the ground to provide life-saving assistance to families affected by the disaster.
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection recognizes Egypt’s long-standing commitment to the protection of refugees
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Ms. Gillian Triggs, concluded her first official visit to Egypt on 2 December. In Cairo, Ms. Triggs met with government officials and other stakeholders to exchange views on progress made and...
New UNHCR Book Explores the History of Refugees in Egypt
Cairo – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has published UNHCR: Seven Decades in Egypt: a book that sheds light on the generosity and hospitality of the people and Government in Egypt in hosting refugees since the early 20th century and the...
DAFI: 30 years of building a better future for refugees
This year marks 30 years of the DAFI scholarship programme that empowers refugee youth by providing them with an opportunity to enrol in higher education in their country of asylum or home country.
Iraqi doctor provides care and comfort to Yazidi survivors
Gynaecologist Nagham Hasan has spent years providing medical and emotional care to former ISIS captives, and pledges to continue “for the long haul” despite often harrowing work.
Renewed as UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Grandi will keep striving for solutions
GENEVA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has welcomed the renewal of his mandate by the UN General Assembly, saying he was “humbled” by the decision. On Monday, the UN General Assembly renewed the mandate for a...
The passion, vision and action of Fridtjof Nansen, humanitarian extraordinaire
Ahead of this year’s UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award, we look back at the life and achievements of the Norwegian pioneer who gave his name to the prize.