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‘Naka-uwi na kami’: Thousands in Sulu finally return home27 Nov 2020
As of 21 November 2020, more than 1,125 forcibly displaced families (~5,625 individuals) have been able to return to their homes in Patikul, Sulu, after being forced to flee due to armed conflict.
Waves of Kindness Flow to Mindanao30 Oct 2020
Thanks to your kindness, families living in the most remote areas of Mindanao now have access to handwashing facilities and clean water supply. Together, we will continue to reach out to the most vulnerable communities.
Conference on Sustaining Support for the Rohingya Refugee Response 22 October 202022 Oct 2020
Joint Closing Announcement by Co-Hosts
UNHCR calls for solidarity, support and solutions for Rohingya refugees ahead of an urgent donor conference20 Oct 2020
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.
COVID-19 inducing ‘widespread despair’ among refugees, UNHCR appeals for urgent support for mental health10 Oct 2020
The consequences of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, deteriorating socio-economic conditions, protracted displacement and the critical shortfall in solutions to displacement are leading to widespread despair among refugees, warns UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today. Joining the World Health Organization in observing World Mental Health Day today, UNHCR is urging the […]
UN Refugee Agency lauds House of Representatives’ approval of bill recognizing foundlings as Filipinos9 Oct 2020
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the House of Representatives’ approval on third reading of the Foundling Welfare Act, a crucial piece of legislation that would allow foundlings—a population recognized by the Philippines as at risk of statelessness—to be recognized as Filipino citizens and allow access to government programs and […]
UNHCR’s Gillian Triggs warns COVID-19 severely testing refugee protection7 Oct 2020
International standards of refugee protection have been severely tested in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s, international protection chief said today. In a key annual address to UNHCR’s annual Executive Committee meeting in Geneva, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Gillian Triggs, said measures enacted […]
Impact Report: COVID-19 Response in the Philippines30 Sep 2020
In the past six months, UNHCR has mobilized quickly to support the government-led response to COVID-19 in the Philippines. Help us continue to deliver sustainable & vital services including health, water, sanitation and hygiene to many more forcibly displaced families.
UNHCR welcomes Philippines’ commitment to protect Rohingya23 Sep 2020
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the Philippine Government’s expression of willingness to accept refugees and forcibly displaced people, including Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, during President Rodrigo Duterte’s address to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly on 22 September.
Seven-month ordeal at sea takes toll on Rohingya refugees in Indonesia15 Sep 2020
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.