UNHCR calls on states to expedite family reunification procedures for Afghan refugees

15 Oct 2021

No safe place to go for asylum-seekers snared in Libya dragnet

Desperate refugees and asylum-seekers in Tripoli in urgent need of assistance and protection amid security sweeps.

14 Oct 2021

UNHCR appeals for end to arrests of asylum seekers in Libya, calls for urgent resumption of humanitarian flights

This statement is attributable to Ayman Gharaibeh, Director of UNHCR's Regional Bureau for the Middle East and North Africa

8 Oct 2021

Yemeni humanitarian organization wins 2021 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announces the winner of its 2021 Nansen Refugee Award. Five regional winners are also announced.

29 Sep 2021

UNHCR and Council of Europe discuss statelessness, urge States to uphold the right to a nationality in Europe

24 Sep 2021

Asylum-seekers cultivate new lives in Bosnia and Herzegovina

The road to full integration for asylum-seekers in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be a long one, but UNHCR is providing support.

30 Jul 2021

Expelled asylum seekers 'crying out for help' in northern Mexico

Removed from the United States, asylum-seekers fear for their safety in northern Mexico and deadly violence if they return to their Central American homelands.

12 Jul 2021

News Comment by UNHCR EU Representative on launch of Slovenian Presidency of the European Union

This news comment is attributable to Gonzalo Vargas Llosa, UNHCR Representative to the EU, Belgium, Ireland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands

30 Jun 2021

UN agencies welcome relocation of 4,000 asylum seekers and refugees from Greece

IOM, UNHCR and UNICEF jointly encourage further steps towards a predictable, systematic European relocation mechanism.

24 Jun 2021