Over 80 organizations join UNHCR and the International Olympic Committee to help young refugees discover their potential through sports.
17-18 December 2019 in Geneva, Switzerland
Norway, Denmark and Sweden have in recent years tightened the rules and practices for family reunification. This means that families do not get protection together.
From a wide range of decision-makers and stakeholders to refugees themselves, from all over the world and all over society, will come together to mobilize action for a better refugee response.
Uganda is hosting one of the largest refugee populations in the world, but severe underfunding causes critical gaps in the refugee response and protection.
UNHCR welcomes Latvia’s decision to grant automatic citizenship at birth to children of “non-citizens”
UNHCR welcomes the fact that Latvia’s Parliament has adopted legislative changes that will entitle children born after 1 January 2020 to parents who are considered “non-citizens” under the law to automatic Latvian citizenship at birth.
By bringing their expertise together, the two organisations aim to bring forward solid peace and conflict analysis with the view to better inform policies and strategic interventions on addressing root causes and supporting initiatives focused on solutions.
European States must step up their efforts to protect child refugees and migrants who arrive in Europe, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has urged.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, warned today that recent advances in the battle to end statelessness – a leading cause of human rights deprivation for millions of people worldwide – were being imperiled by a rise in damaging forms of nationalism.
A lawyer whose work has supported the efforts of the Kyrgyz Republic in becoming the first country in the world to end statelessness has been selected as the 2019 winner of the UN Refugee Agency’s Nansen Refugee Award.
The latest UNHCR Northern Europe Fact Sheets provide a statistical overview concerning asylum-seekers, refugees and stateless persons in the region.
Key challenges include lack of school spaces, teachers not adequately trained, language barriers and limited access to psycho-social support.