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Harsh winter makes life even tougher for refugees20 Jan 2016
The majority of refugees are insufficiently dressed for the weather, have no winter boots, and many already have health problems due to cold weather elsewhere.
Grandi heads to ‘frontline’ on first visit with refugees as High Commissioner18 Jan 2016
Turkey has welcomed 2.5 million Syrians. It is the largest refugee-hosting country in the world.
Request for Proposal12 Jan 2016
UNHCR Philippines invites interested firms/suppliers to submit a firm offer for the development, maintenance, design, and digital marketing of the UNHCR Philippines website.
Solutions needed to stem global refugee crisis, says Grandi11 Jan 2016
The massive arrival of refugees in Europe has opened the eyes of this very rich part of the world to the fact that refugees have massive needs that are not met.
Filippo Grandi takes helm as new UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaks of focus on solutions6 Jan 2016
High Commissioner Grandi takes up the position at a time of unprecedented displacement challenges.
Over one million sea arrivals reach Europe in 20154 Jan 2016
Over one million people have landed on Europe’s shores, fleeing war and persecution, seeking a better life for their families. Over 3,700 other children, women, and men did not survive the perilous journey.
Restoring peace must become a priority, says Guterres28 Dec 2015
“We need a strong push for peace to become the priority, the absolute priority must be to bring peace.”
UNHCR report confirms worldwide rise in forced displacement in first half 201521 Dec 2015
Looking at worldwide displacement resulting from conflict and persecution, markers are firmly in the red in each of the three major categories of displacement – refugees, asylum-seekers, and people forced to flee inside their own countries.
UNHCR says most of Syrians arriving in Greece are students8 Dec 2015
Overall, the profile is of a highly-skilled population on the move.
Bay of Bengal boat flow manageable with regional cooperation4 Dec 2015
Unless conditions improve in their home areas, more people are expected to cross the Bay of Bengal in the coming months, seeking safety and stability in countries in South-East Asia.