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Helena Christensen appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR13.06.2019
UNHCR today announced the appointment of Danish model, photographer and humanitarian supporter, Helena Christensen as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.
UNHCR calls on Finnish EU Council Presidency to push for progress in asylum reform13.06.2019
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today released its recommendations for the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) which starts on 1 July 2019.
Global Refugee Forum Resources06.06.2019
17-18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland
Employment opens doors for a Syrian refugee in Lithuania27.05.2019
After fleeing war in Syria, Majd now finds employment in Lithuania and is settling into his new life.
IDAHOT: UNHCR launching consultations on LGBTI refugees’ rights17.05.2019
This year’s theme for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) is Justice and Protection for All.
Finland’s Refugees of the Year 2019 are Rand Mohamad Deeb and Nourdeen Toure03.05.2019
The Finnish Refugee Council has appointed Rand Mohamad Deeb, a graduating high school senior from Lahti, as Refugee Woman of the Year and Nourdeen Toure, a professional boxer from Helsinki, as Refugee Man of the Year.
“I had lost hope that my life could be anything different”02.05.2019
When Angelique was resettled as a refugee in Denmark after seven years on the run, she started to dream again. About education, possibilities and the future.
UN Refugee Chief urges Security Council for firm response to record-high displacement01.05.2019
Filippo Grandi stressed that it is possible to address unprecedented stigmatization of refugees and migrants.
UNHCR’s seven key calls to the next European Parliament16.04.2019
Members of the next European Parliament have a unique and important opportunity to better protect refugees in the EU and globally.
Refugee athletes run to inspire at the Cross Country World Championships03.04.2019
Two young refugees competed with the Athlete Refugee Team for the first time in the Cross Country World Championships in Denmark.