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​UNHCR calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees

​UNHCR calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees

UNHCR calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees On World Health Day, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for concerted international action and solidarity to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations, including for refugees and other...

Condolences On Loss Of Đorđe Balašević

Condolences On Loss Of Đorđe Balašević

UNHCR is deeply saddened by the passing away of the Đorđe Balašević, a poet and a songwriter loved by people in all the countries of former Yugoslavia. A strong opponent of the war and violence in the former country, Mr Balašević was the first artist from Serbia who...

UNHCR calls for EU to ensure a new chapter for refugee protection

UNHCR calls for EU to ensure a new chapter for refugee protection

As a new year begins, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling on Portugal and Slovenia to harness their 2021 European Union (EU) Presidencies and negotiations on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum and show leadership to better protect refugees in Europe and beyond....

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people  by 2024

UNHCR urges states to end limbo for stateless people by 2024

COVID-19 is worsening the plight of millions of stateless people worldwide, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi warned today. Marking the sixth anniversary of UNHCR’s #IBelong Campaign, aimed at ending statelessness by 2024, Grandi called on world leaders...