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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.
Thousands in eastern Ukraine lose access to pensions14 Jun 2017
Retired and elderly people in the non-government-controlled Donbas region have lost their pensions as a result of registration requirements.
UN Refugee Agency chief seeks to deepen cooperation with China8 Jun 2017
China can play a key role in steering development efforts to help resolve refugee crises, said the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, as he concluded his first official visit to Beijing today.
Funding gap spells uncertainty for desperate Syrian refugees6 Jun 2017
Shortfall of more than US$1 billion for 2017 threatens vital UNHCR assistance for 60,000 vulnerable families in Jordan and Lebanon.
More than one million children have fled escalating violence in South Sudan8 May 2017
More than one million children have now fled South Sudan where escalating conflict is ravaging the country, UNICEF and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today.
Lack of documentation poses extra risk to displaced Syrians13 Apr 2017
Six years of war have left hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians without valid documentation, compromising their freedom of movement and access to basic services.
Refugee crisis in South Sudan now world’s fastest growing17 Mar 2017
Uganda and regional states are overwhelmed and in critical need of help.
Funding crunch exacerbates Yemen ‘catastrophe’17 Feb 2017
Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded.
UNHCR: Conditions deteriorating in Yemen, humanitarian catastrophe looms10 Feb 2017
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Displacement wave expected if Mosul, Hawiga fighting intensifies3 Feb 2017
Agency steps up plans to respond to expected spike in numbers fleeing renewed fighting.