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UNHCR names HRH Princess Sarah Zeid and Venerable Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi as its first Patrons

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today, appointed HRH Princess Sarah Zeid of Jordan and the Venerable Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi, a highly respected Thai Buddhist monk, as its first two Patrons in recognition of their advocacy and awareness-raising work on behalf of millions of refugees.

15 November 2018

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‘I am living proof that investing in refugees pays off,’ says refugee leader

Refugees have the knowledge and skills to contribute to host countries. They just need opportunities, NGO gathering hears.

By Farha Bhoyroo  |  29 June 2018

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Concerned for civilians in Yemen, UNHCR echoes calls for continued restraint

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo  to whom quoted text may be attributed  at the press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

16 November 2018

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Grandi calls for greater efforts to debunk myths around refugee crises

UNHCR chief reiterates that vast majority of refugees are in neighbouring countries, not Europe or US.

By: Jonathan Clayton  |  27 June 2018

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Film changes the life of Syrian refugee boy and his family

Discovered by film director Nadine Labaki in the streets of Beirut, Zain Al Rafeaa and his family find new beginning in Norway.

By Marta Martinez  |  08 November 2018

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Formal talks on global refugee compact conclude with strong and broad agreement

Efforts to strengthen the response to refugees passed an important milestone this week.

By Ariane Rummery  |  06 July 2018