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Heavy monsoon rains drench Rohingya sites in Bangladesh20 Aug 2019
Three days of continuous rain in Bangladesh happened in July have destroyed 273 shelters and injured 11 people in the Cox’s Bazar settlements where more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees live.
UN rights experts urge more protection for LGBTI refugees25 Jul 2019
Joint OHCHR/UNHCR Press Release
01 July 2019
Yemen flooding escalates spread of cholera19 Jul 2019
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and humanitarian partners are concerned that the flooding may exacerbate the risks and spread of diseases, including cholera. More than 364,000 suspected cases of cholera and 639 deaths have been reported across Yemen since the beginning of the year by WHO – nearing the total for all of 2018.
CYCLONE IDAI EMERGENCY UPDATE – MOZAMBIQUE-ZIMBABWE-MALAWI10 Jul 2019
The first country to end statelessness in historic first10 Jul 2019
The Kyrgyz Republic has today become a leading example of how statelessness can be eradicated by bringing the number of stateless people in the country from over 13,000 to zero in just five years.
Refugees and migrants from Venezuela top 4 million5 Jul 2019
Tragic image of drowned father and child must propel prevention measures28 Jun 2019
UNHCR to launch first Global Refugee Forum24 Jun 2019
A message to the world’s refugees from UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi20 Jun 2019
Refugee chief says World Refugee Day is a moment to recognize the courage of the 70 million who have fled war, violence and persecution.
Global forced displacement tops 70 million19 Jun 2019
UN Refugee Chief calls for ‘redoubled’ solidarity as annual Global Trends report shows displacement doubled in 20 years.