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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.
Syria conflict at 5 years: the biggest refugee and displacement crisis of our time demands a huge surge in solidarity15 Mar 2016
Syria is the biggest humanitarian and refugee crisis of our time, a continuing cause of suffering for millions which should be garnering a groundswell of support around the world.
UNHCR, UNICEF launch plan to protect refugee women and children26 Feb 2016
UNHCR and its sister agency announced they were scaling up 20 Child and Family Protection Support Hubs, known as “Blue Dots,” along the most frequently used migration routes in Europe.
Despite war at home, more Syrian refugees return from Iraq8 Feb 2016
Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq load their luggage on to a boat on the Tigris River to return home to their war-torn country.
London Syria Conference: World leaders urged to help Syrians3 Feb 2016
More than 70 heads of state, the UN Secretary General, heads of international organizations, NGOs and private sector representatives are gathering in London this week for a key conference to pledge their support for the growing aid needs of the Syrian people.