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Visiting earthquake-ravaged areas of Türkiye and Syria, UNHCR’s Grandi urges more support for survivors trying to rebuild13 Mar 2023
Istanbul, Türkiye — UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, concluded a five-day visit to earthquake-devastated areas of Syria and Türkiye, visiting survivors and affected people, as well as humanitarian staff on the ground providing urgent support to people in need. The earthquake has claimed 54,000 lives in the two countries and […]
As the Horn of Africa drought enters a sixth failed rainy season, UNHCR calls for urgent assistance28 Feb 2023
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Olga Sarrado Mur – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR: Funding gap of US$295m in Yemen jeopardizes life-saving humanitarian aid27 Feb 2023
SANA’A – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for further efforts and resources to address the acute and growing humanitarian needs inside Yemen, nine years since the war began. Yemen is facing a protracted displacement and protection crisis where millions – including Yemenis, refugees and asylum-seekers – are suffering […]
UNHCR: One year after the Russian invasion, insecurity clouds return intentions of displaced Ukrainians23 Feb 2023
GENEVA – Twelve months since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 13 million people remain uprooted from their homes, including nearly 8 million refugees across Europe and more than 5 million internally displaced people within Ukraine. Their prospects for return in the near future, however, are clouded by continued hostilities, insecurity and […]
UNHCR: Over 5 million may need shelter support in Syria after quake10 Feb 2023
This is a summary of what was said by Sivanka Dhanapala, UNHCR Representative in Syria – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. He was speaking from Damascus.
UNHCR responds to deadly earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria7 Feb 2023
Teams from the UN Refugee Agency are on the ground to provide life-saving assistance to families affected by the disaster.
UNHCR teams support emergency response efforts for earthquake survivors in Türkiye and deliver aid in Syria7 Feb 2023
This is a summary of what was said by Philippe Leclerc, UNHCR Representative in Türkiye, and Matthew Saltmarsh, UNHCR Spokesperson – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR’s Grandi ‘appalled’ by destruction after six-day Ukraine visit27 Jan 2023
UN Refugee Agency chief warns humanitarian needs in the country remain acute and funding must be sustained and expanded.
News Comment: UNHCR’s Grandi praises Moldova’s role in supporting Ukrainian refugees21 Jan 2023
The text below is attributed to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi. I am delighted to be in Moldova to congratulate the Government on its decision to activate temporary protection for refugees fleeing Ukraine. The Moldovan people and Government have shown remarkable solidarity with refugees since the Russian […]
Afghan women affected by Taliban bans on work and study fear for their futures18 Jan 2023
Displaced women fear they will be unable to support their families without access to work and education.