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  • UN Chiefs Call for International Solidarity to Address Migrant and Refugee Flows in Libya

    news UNHCR - IOM - OHCHR, 10 Feb 2017 (5 years ago )
    Switzerland – The Director-General of the International Organization for Migration William Lacy Swing, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein and the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Libya Martin Kob...
  • Statement by the UN Refugee Agency on two-year anniversary of death of Alan Kurdi

    news UNHCR, 31 Aug 2017 (5 years ago )
    Nearly two years after the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi was found on a Turkish beach, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the international community to take robust action to prevent more tragedies. Although the number of arrivals in Europe has drastically decreased s...
  • UNHCR says Ukraine landmine risk needs urgent action

    news UNHCR, 02 Apr 2019 (3 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for increased efforts to address the dangers and legacy of landmines in eastern Ukraine, one of the most landmine-contaminated areas in the world and where mines continue to be laid in the ongoing conflict. According to the Ukraine Government, the conflict ha...
  • Hungary’s coerced removal of Afghan families deeply shocking

    news UNHCR, 08 May 2019 (3 years ago )
    Hungary’s actions overnight to force two asylum-seeking Afghan families to leave the country under duress is deeply shocking and a flagrant violation of international and EU law, the UN Refugee Agency said today. The two families, four adults and seven children, who had been detained since Januar...
  • The rights and health of refugees, migrants and stateless must be protected in COVID-19 response

    news OHCHR/IOM/UNHCR/WHO Joint press release, 31 Mar 2020 (2 years ago )
    In the face of the COVID-19 crisis, we are all vulnerable. The virus has shown that it does not discriminate – but many refugees, those forcibly displaced, the stateless and migrants are at heightened risk. Three-quarters of the world’s refugees and many migrants are hosted in developing regions ...
  • Displaced and stateless women and girls at heightened risk of gender-based violence in the Coronavirus pandemic

    news UNHCR, 20 Apr 2020 (2 years ago )
    Around the world COVID-19 is taking lives and changing communities but the virus is also inducing massive protection risks for women and girls forced to flee their homes, the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Gillian Triggs, warned today. “We need to pay ur...
  • Fire at Reception Site on Lesvos island, Greece

    news UNHCR, 20 Sep 2016 (6 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. By: William Spindler | 20 September 2016 On Monday evening, a fire broke out at the Moria reception centre on th...
  • UNHCR’s Volker Turk warns of threats to global asylum environment in key address

    news UNHCR, 05 Oct 2017 (5 years ago )
    Violations of international refugee law, such as attacks by troops and families being driven back across borders, jeopardized the safety of people fleeing for their lives in 2017, UNHCR’s international protection chief said today. In a key annual address to the UN Refugee Agency’s annual Executive ...
  • Refugee women and children face heightened risk of sexual violence amid tensions and overcrowding at reception facilities on Greek islands

    news UNHCR, 09 Feb 2018 (4 years ago )
    This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is very concerned by reports from asylum seekers of sexual harassment and violence in sub-...
  • Over 1,000 refugees evacuated out of Libya by UNHCR

    news UNHCR, 15 Feb 2018 (4 years ago )
    Since November, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has evacuated over 1,000 highly vulnerable refugees out of Libya and is looking for durable solutions for them in third countries. On Tuesday, a flight departed from Tripoli bound for, Niamey, Niger, carrying 128 refugees and on Wednesday, a second plane...