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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.
UNHCR concerned about malnutrition levels among new Somali refugees12 Jul 2016
The UN refugee agency is concerned about the high incidence of malnutrition among Somali refugees flowing into Ethiopia and Kenya amid a devastating drought in their conflict-racked country.
Emergency Ecuador’s Earthquake Appeal21 Apr 2016
We urgently need your help to fund HKD7.8 million of lifesaving items to support survivors.
A year after Nepal quake, villagers rebuild from the ruins20 Apr 2016
Following the earthquake, the UN Refugee Agency distributed 42,000 tarpaulins to nearly 210,000 displaced people. Additional aid included 8,000 solar lamps and 175 temporary schools.
UNHCR to launch emergency airlift from Copenhagen for Ecuador earthquake19 Apr 2016
UNHCR is committed to helping Ecuador and its people with support for refugee and host community populations.
Syria conflict at 5 years: Statement by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt at a press conference18 Mar 2016
We can do the right thing by refugees and build a more secure international environment. We can build order out of chaos.
Syria conflict at 5 years17 Mar 2016
The crisis in Syria is the largest humanitarian operation in history. After 5 years of conflict, refugees fleeing conflict have greater challenges to finding safety and Syrian children are losing their childhood.