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Shelter urgently needed for Rohingya fleeing Myanmar violence4 Sep 2017
Officials warn of ‘true crisis’ as an estimated 73,000 Rohingya seek safety in already strained Bangladesh refugee camps.
South Sudan refugees in Uganda pass 1 million mark17 Aug 2017
UNHCR renews call for help
UNHCR seeks additional support to respond to the Nigeria situation26 Jul 2017
Afghans dream of stepping out of the shadows with Pakistan ID scheme21 Jul 2017
Programme aims to provide up to one million undocumented Afghans with identity cards legalizing their stay in Pakistan.
H&M Foundation joins hands with UNHCR to offer education for refugee children10 Jul 2017
Together, they help restore lost hopes by bringing refugee children in Uganda back to school.
UNHCR seeing significant returns of internally displaced amid Syria’s continuing conflict30 Jun 2017
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.
As Mosul battle rages, trapped residents face terror and hunger27 Jun 2017
Iraqis say militants gun down civilians escaping fighting in old Mosul, while thousands trapped there are used as human shields.
Forced displacement worldwide at its highest in decades20 Jun 2017
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report says an unprecedented 65.6 million people were uprooted from their homes by conflict and persecution at the end of 2016.
World Refugee Day Statement20 Jun 2017
On June 20, World Refugee Day, we honour the resilience and courage of more than 65 million people who have been forced to flee war, persecution and violence.
Civilians living in “penury and panic” as Mosul battle rages16 Jun 2017
Up to 100,000 civilians trapped in West Mosul are being used as human shields by ISIS militants and are suffering from lack of food, water and fuel.