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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.
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.