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Governments pledge over USD 1 billion to support UN Refugee Agency’s work for 20227 Dec 2021
Donor governments pledged a record USD 1.054 billion today to support UNHCR’s work in 2022, enabling it to continue lifesaving programs worldwide for millions of people who have been forced to flee. A further USD 808 million has been pledged for UNHCR’s programmes in 2023 and beyond. “I am grateful […]
Providing sustainable solutions to the most vulnerable communities affected by conflict and the climate crisis2 Dec 2021
Fifty-two families in Sitio Salaysayon were recently given solar lamps and rainwater collectors. Your committed support makes it possible for UNHCR to help the most vulnerable forcibly displaced communities in mitigating the effects of climate change. Sitio Salaysayon is a far-flung mountain community in Barangay Jaguimitan, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte […]
UNHCR urges support to address worsening gender-based violence impact on displaced women and girls25 Nov 2021
The following statement is attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. One in five refugee or internally displaced women have faced sexual violence. Today, given the prolonged human rights and socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we know this situation has only worsened. From Afghanistan, Colombia, to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and […]
Climate change is an emergency for everyone, everywhere13 Nov 2021
A devastating convergence of conflict and climate change is driving displacement and making life even more precarious for those forced to flee.
UNHCR: Conflict, violence, climate change drove displacement higher in first half of 202111 Nov 2021
The trend in rising forced displacement continued into 2021 – with global numbers now exceeding 84 million – as more people fled violence, insecurity and the effects of climate change, according to the Mid-Year Trends report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. The report, for January-June 2021, showed an increase from 82.4 […]
COP26: UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Emtithal Mahmoud calls for urgent global action in new poem highlighting impact of climate change on humankind8 Nov 2021
World champion poet Emtithal Mahmoud performs and releases new poem at COP26 to highlight how the climate crisis is a human crisis, particularly for refugees and those displaced. Emotive poem highlighting discussions with refugees living on the front lines of the climate crisis in Bangladesh, Cameroon, and Jordan. Released today, a video version […]
UNHCR: Urgent steps needed now to mitigate climate impact on displaced people7 Nov 2021
There is now a clear link between climate-related emergencies and forced displacement, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, said today, imploring leaders to change words to action and step up support for people forced to flee, and their hosts, to avert and mitigate loss and damage in the most vulnerable regions. […]
Volunteers boost Sama Bajau birth registration amid pandemic4 Nov 2021
Since 2019, a community outreach programme has registered 900 of the indigenous seafarers in the Philippines who were at risk of statelessness.
UNHCR begins airlifting aid to Kabul2 Nov 2021
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 welcomes steps to ease movement at Pakistan-Afghanistan border26 Oct 2021
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.