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UNHCR welcomes U.S. plan to increase refugee resettlement21 Sep 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 warns of dire consequences for refugees from COVID-19 underfunding17 Sep 2021
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR’s Chief of Public Health Section, Ann Burton – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees completes three-day visit to Afghanistan15 Sep 2021
Concluding a three-day visit to Afghanistan today, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, appealed for urgent and sustained support for Afghans inside the country and for refugees who have fled abroad. “The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan remains desperate,” said Grandi. Even prior to the events that unfolded over the […]
Five footballs designed by young artists will raise funds for refugee sports programmes8 Sep 2021
Today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced the winners of the second annual Youth with Refugees Art Contest, which celebrated the power of sport to bring people together. Five of the winning designs are featured on footballs available for sale online and proceeds will go toward sport programmes for refugees. Over 1,600 […]
Critical gaps in refugee education: two thirds of refugee youth might never get to secondary school7 Sep 2021
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for an international effort to guarantee secondary education for refugee children and youth, as levels of school and university enrolment remain critically low. The call comes as UNHCR launches its 2021 Education Report, Staying The Course: The Challenges Facing Refugee Education. The report highlights […]
The 1961 Statelessness Convention: 60 years of promoting and protecting the right to a nationality30 Aug 2021
Ensuring the right to a nationality and eradicating statelessness is achievable and more pressing than ever, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, stressed today, as the international community marks the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the 1961 UN Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. “New global challenges, such as COVID-19 […]
‘After the airlift’. News Comment attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi30 Aug 2021
The evacuation from Kabul is coming to an end. A larger crisis is just beginning.
“I hope the focus on Afghanistan will continue. UNHCR is here for the long run.”26 Aug 2021
UNHCR’s Representative in Afghanistan, Caroline Van Buren, describes the current situation in the country and how our staff and partners are helping displaced people.
Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on Afghanistan19 Aug 2021
The people of Afghanistan need our support now more than ever. Our organizations are committed to helping and protecting them. We will stay in Afghanistan and we will deliver. At the start of 2021, half the population of Afghanistan – including more than 4 million women and nearly 10 million […]
UNHCR PH lauds Philippine government’s openness to accept Afghan asylum seekers19 Aug 2021
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is closely monitoring the increasingly volatile security situation in Afghanistan. Since the beginning of the year, over 550,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by conflict, but the recent developments in Kabul have since forced a growing number of Afghan nationals to seek safety outside of […]