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UNHCR focuses on preparations for Mosul exodus21 Oct 2016
A military operation to retake Iraq’s second city has so far uprooted a few thousand people, allowing the UN Refugee Agency to focus on continued preparations.
UN refugee chief says protecting Mosul civilians is key18 Oct 2016
Speaking in Baghdad, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi stresses civilian protection must be part of the military strategy for retaking Iraq’s second city.
UNHCR welcomes Security Council recommendation of former UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres as Secretary-General7 Oct 2016
Former-United Nations High Commissioner António Guterres visits a Syrian refugee family in Midyat camp in Mardin, Turkey.
Freed from Boko Haram, Nigerians still need help7 Oct 2016
Some children are malnourished and many families have nowhere safe to sleep amid lack of basic supplies and services in areas recaptured from insurgents.
UN refugee chief highlights key role for peacemakers7 Oct 2016
Filippo Grandi congratulates Colombian President on Nobel Peace Prize win and welcomes recommendation of António Guterres to role as world’s top peacemaker.
UN chiefs call for greater solidarity with forcibly displaced3 Oct 2016
Speaking at UNHCR’s annual Executive Committee meeting, UN leaders urge countries to transcend national interests to curb large-scale suffering.
Refugees fleeing South Sudan pass one million mark16 Sep 2016
With this milestone, South Sudan joins Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia as countries which have produced more than a million refugees.
UNHCR reports crisis in refugee education15 Sep 2016
In a report released today (15/9), the UN Refugee Agency says more than half of the 6 million school-age children under its mandate have no school to go to.
Greek Volunteers share UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award6 Sep 2016
The Hellenic Rescue Team and Efi Latsoudi of “PIKPA village” on Lesvos joint winners of humanitarian honour
UNHCR viewpoint: ‘Refugee’ or ‘migrant’ – Which is right?15 Jul 2016
Refugees are persons fleeing armed conflict or persecution. Migrants choose to move mainly to improve their lives by finding work, or in some cases for education, family reunion, or other reasons.