On 24 October 2020, the United Nations celebrates its 75th anniversary.
This year’s laureate of the Nansen Refugee Award – a humanitarian prize given annually by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency – is an educator who has spent more than 20 years rescuing sexually exploited and trafficked children, many of them refugees. Mayerlín Vergara Pérez, Maye, has dedicated her life to […]
UN agencies hail milestone as over 1000 asylum seekers relocated from Greece so far this year through EU initiative
Joint IOM/UNHCR/UNICEF Press Release
UNHCR: alleviating suffering and overcrowding in Greek islands’ reception centres must be part of the emergency response
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for urgent action to improve conditions and ensure humane solutions for asylum seekers in reception centres in the Aegean islands, including in the new emergency site on Lesvos. In the aftermath of the series of blazes that devastated the Moria Reception and Identification […]
UNHCR and IOM call for a truly common and principled approach to European migration and asylum policies
On the eve of the launch of the presentation of the European Commission’s new Pact on Migration and Asylum, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are appealing to the European Union (EU) to ensure a truly joint and principled approach that addresses all aspects […]
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is shocked and saddened at events on Lesvos island this week where […]
UNHCR Report: Coronavirus a dire threat to refugee education – half of the world’s refugee children out of school
In a report released today, titled “Coming Together for Refugee Education”, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, predicts that unless immediate and bold action is taken by the international community to beat back the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 on refugee education, the potential of millions of young refugees living in some […]
Some 1,600 unaccompanied children living as asylum-seekers in harsh conditions on the Greek Islands are being relocated to 11 European Union countries. Here’s how the process works.
Thousands of refugees and migrants suffer extreme rights abuses on journeys to Africa’s Mediterranean coast, new UNHCR/MMC report shows
New report released today by UNHCR, MMC, and the DRC titled ‘On this journey, no one cares if you live or die’.