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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.
Goodwill ambassador Cate Blanchett ‘shaken and enriched’ by work with refugees17 Jan 2018
During a visit to UNHCR’s headquarters in Geneva, Blanchett says organization provides a vital “moral compass” in times of record displacement.
UNHCR notes Bangladesh, Myanmar talks; stresses importance of returns meeting international standards16 Jan 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.
UNHCR appeals for more resettlement after 160 reported Mediterranean deaths12 Jan 2018
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.
Rohingya refugees build new homes on new site in Bangladesh27 Oct 2017
More than 1,700 new arrivals have so far been moved to a zone in Kutupalong Extension.
Moving refugees out of the rain in Bangladesh29 Sep 2017
To beat monsoon downpours, UNHCR is providing tarps to Rohingya as they cross the border from Myanmar.