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Refugees receive COVID-19 vaccinations in Jordan14 Jan 2021
Jordan has become one of the world’s first countries to start COVID-19 vaccinations for refugees, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, reports today. Raia Alkabasi, an Iraqi refugee living in the northern city of Irbid, was the first UNHCR-registered refugee in the country to receive the vaccine at the Irbid Vaccination […]
UN Refugee Agency commends The Philippines’ efforts to accelerate naturalization for refugees and stateless people24 Dec 2020
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, commends the efforts of the Philippine Supreme Court in establishing a new committee to accelerate naturalization for refugees and stateless people in the country. Under the leadership of Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta, the Special Committee on Facilitated Naturalization for Refugees and Stateless Individuals will […]
UNHCR at 70: proud of our work but in no mood to celebrate14 Dec 2020
For seven decades, colleagues in the UN Refugee Agency have protected, saved and changed millions of lives. But how much better it would be, says High Commissioner Filippo Grandi, if no one was compelled to flee at all.
Forced displacement passes 80 million by mid-2020 as COVID-19 tests refugee protection globally12 Dec 2020
While a full picture for 2020 is yet to be established, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, estimates that global forced displacement surpassed 80 million at mid-year, according to a report on trends in global forced displacement released today in Geneva. At the beginning of this year, some 79.5 million people […]
Twin scourges COVID-19 and climate change threaten world’s displaced and stateless2 Dec 2020
To fight climate change, the world must learn from the COVID-19 pandemic and act with urgency, or risk far-reaching and lethal consequences for people who are forced from their homes, UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection Gillian Triggs said today. “The highest cost will be the cost of doing nothing,” […]
‘Naka-uwi na kami’: Thousands in Sulu finally return home27 Nov 2020
As of 21 November 2020, more than 1,125 forcibly displaced families (~5,625 individuals) have been able to return to their homes in Patikul, Sulu, after being forced to flee due to armed conflict.
Waves of Kindness Flow to Mindanao30 Oct 2020
Thanks to your kindness, families living in the most remote areas of Mindanao now have access to handwashing facilities and clean water supply. Together, we will continue to reach out to the most vulnerable communities.
Conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response 22 October 202022 Oct 2020
Joint Closing Announcement by Co-Hosts
UNHCR calls for solidarity, support and solutions for Rohingya refugees ahead of an urgent donor conference20 Oct 2020
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
COVID-19 inducing ‘widespread despair’ among refugees, UNHCR appeals for urgent support for mental health10 Oct 2020
The consequences of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating socio-economic conditions, protracted displacement and the critical shortfall in solutions to displacement are leading to widespread despair among refugees, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today. Joining the World Health Organization in observing World Mental Health Day today, UNHCR is urging the […]