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UNHCR warns rising tide of hunger, insecurity, and underfunding worsening gender-based violence risks25 Nov 2022
Worsening socio-economic conditions, new and ongoing conflicts and humanitarian funding shortfalls are increasing the risk of gender-based violence for forcibly displaced women and girls, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning today. “A toxic mix of crises — conflicts, climate, skyrocketing costs, and the ripple effects of the Ukraine war […]
Food shortages and aid cuts put more displaced women at risk of gender-based violence25 Nov 2022
Around the world, forcibly displaced women and girls are bearing the brunt of deteriorating economies, rising prices and a lack of funding for humanitarian responses.
BaSulTa children at risk of statelessness and their families receive birth certificates22 Nov 2022
Nearly a thousand persons at risk of statelessness in the island provinces of the Bangsamoro Region have been issued with birth certificates as part of UNHCR’s birth registration initiative, implemented in partnership with UNICEF, the Ministry of Social Services and Development (MSSD) and priority local government units. A total of […]
UN Refugee Agency warns of extreme hardship for forcibly displaced families this winter11 Nov 2022
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Olga Sarrado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UNHCR’s Grandi urges world leaders not to forget displaced people at COP277 Nov 2022
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi is urging global leaders to curb the most devastating humanitarian consequences of the climate crisis and avert a catastrophic future for millions of displaced people. “COP27 must equip countries and communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis to prepare for extreme weather, […]
UNHCR’s unprecedented US$700m funding gap spells catastrophe for millions24 Oct 2022
Geneva – Over recent months, funding shortfalls have forced UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, to make cuts to its lifesaving aid to refugees and other forcibly displaced people in a number of operations across the world. Without an injection of at least US$700 million before the end of the year, UNHCR […]
UNHCR’s Grandi: Political inaction deepening displacement crisis10 Oct 2022
Failure to find peace and address conflict, climate change and other crises is increasing hardship and driving new displacement, as funding limits UNHCR’s capacity to respond.
Renewed as UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Grandi will keep striving for solutions27 Sep 2022
GENEVA – The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has welcomed the renewal of his mandate by the UN General Assembly, saying he was “humbled” by the decision. On Monday, the UN General Assembly renewed the mandate for a further two and a half years. Grandi said he was […]
IOM, UNHCR, and UNRWA: Latest tragedy at sea off Syria must prompt action23 Sep 2022
The shipwreck off the coast of Syria late Thursday is simply tragic. The boat had reportedly set off towards Europe on Tuesday from the port of Miniyeh, near Tripoli, Lebanon, carrying between 120 and 170 migrants and refugees, mostly Syrians, Lebanese, and Palestinians. Passengers included women, children, men and elderly […]
UNHCR: Humanitarian needs remain acute for displaced in flood-hit areas of Pakistan20 Sep 2022
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at the press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.