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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.
UNHCR Alarmed at Impact of U.S. Refugee Program Suspension30 Jan 2017
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is deeply worried by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees around the world who are in the process of being resettled to the United States.
Joint IOM-UNHCR Statement on President Trump’s Refugee Order28 Jan 2017
We strongly believe that refugees should receive equal treatment for protection and assistance, and opportunities for resettlement, regardless of their religion, nationality or race.
H&M Foundation donates $3.3 million for education for refugee children24 Jan 2017
A global campaign by non-profit H&M Foundation has generated $3.3 million to support UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its work to provide education for refugee children.
East Aleppo residents tell of horror, cold and hunger16 Dec 2016
As they find safety in west Aleppo, displaced residents from the devastated east of the city describe the violence and shortages that led them to run for their lives.
Millions of “Children on the Move” are in need of help25 Nov 2016
Your support will address the education needs of refugee children by giving them knowledge, skills, ideas, hopes and dreams.
Frequently asked questions on climate change and disaster displacement6 Nov 2016
Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical – it’s a current reality.
UNHCR opens new camp amid spike in Mosul displacement4 Nov 2016
Hasansham camp opens following largest displacement since start of Mosul offensive, as 8,000 men, women and children flee frontlines in past 24 hours.
Education for refugee children focus of new H&M Foundation campaign3 Nov 2016
Refugee children will benefit from school supplies under a global campaign launched today by non-profit H&M Foundation in support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.