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‘In all my life, I’ve not known even five minutes of peace’10 Jul 2018
Four generations of a Rohingya refugee family describe how statelessness has clouded their lives – and their hopes of returning to Myanmar.
Forced Displacement above 68 Million in 2017, New Global Deal on Refugees Critical19 Jun 2018
Displacement occurred at a rate of one person every 2 seconds
Angelina Jolie visits West Mosul, where Iraqi families are returning home to ruins16 Jun 2018
The UNHCR Special Envoy met with families who survived years of terror and displacement. Although the world seems to have forgotten them, they are determined to rebuild.
UNHCR assessing urgent humanitarian needs of Guatemalans affected by volcano12 Jun 2018
UNHCR alarm at escalating Syria humanitarian needs10 Apr 2018
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett calls for increased aid for Rohingya refugees4 Apr 2018
After recent visit to Bangladesh, Blanchett says more international support for displaced and host communities is urgently needed ahead of monsoon rains.
I met Rohingya refugees 25 years ago — this time it’s different14 Mar 2018
UNHCR’s Caroline Gluck recounts her first visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh and reflects on the changes she’s seen since.
Statement by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to mark International Women’s Day8 Mar 2018
Desperate Syrians pay ultimate price in bid to reach Lebanon23 Feb 2018
Forced to attempt mountain smuggling route to reach safety, 16 Syrian men, women and children freeze to death after being caught in a heavy storm.
Refugee athlete shares message of peace in South Korea20 Feb 2018
Refugee Olympic Team athlete Pur Biel, who fled South Sudan, has spoken about the importance of peace ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.