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UNHCR appeals for regional talks on Central America displacement13 Jun 2019
Forced displacement from Central America is straining asylum capacity across the region. UNHCR is calling for an urgent meeting of States in the region to map out coordinated action to address this growing displacement challenge.
UNHCR launches new season of award-wining podcast on humanitarian workers24 May 2019
Today, UNHCR is launching the second season of its award-wining podcast series Awake at Night, which centers around people dedicating their lives to helping those displaced by war.
IDAHOT: UNHCR launching consultations on LGBTI refugees’ rights17 May 2019
In time for the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT), UNHCR has launched a series of consultations to identify ways of further ensuring the protection of LGBTI refugees against harm, violence, and discrimination.
UNHCR saddened by civilian casualties in Sana’a, Yemen17 May 2019
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.
UNHCR – 65 reported drowned after shipwreck off coast of Tunisia10 May 2019
Last May 10, some 65 people have drowned after their boat sank approximately 45 nautical miles off the coast of Tunisia in one of the worst incidents on the Mediterranean in months.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi’s message on the occasion of Ramadan6 May 2019
The holy month of Ramadan has officially commenced. As this solemn time begins for our Muslim brothers and sisters, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi extends a warm message.
42,000 Libyans now displaced by Tripoli clashes, UNHCR among those providing aid30 Apr 2019
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Amid hostilities in Libya, 146 refugees evacuated to Italy30 Apr 2019
146 refugees were evacuated today from Libya to Italy in a joint operation between UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Italian and Libyan authorities. Italy is the first country to have stepped forward to receive evacuees from Libya since the recent violence began.
UNHCR evacuates hundreds of detained refugees in Libya to safety26 Apr 2019
UNHCR and IOM have evacuated refugees from the Qaser Ben Gasheer detention centre in southern Tripoli amid deteriorating security and escalating violence.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Sri Lanka’s attacks, and the rising death toll24 Apr 2019
“At this time of national mourning, all of us at UNHCR stand by the government and people of Sri Lanka.”