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  • Iran policy change gives refugees access to banking services

    news UNHCR, 08 Jun 2021 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s recent move to formalize access to banking services – including debit cards, for Afghan refugees in the country. Before the new policy was announced, banks around the country followed different practices, whic...
  • UNHCR welcomes the safe disembarkation of Rohingya refugees in east Aceh, Indonesia

    news UNHCR, 05 Jun 2021 (1 year ago )
    This news comment is attributable Indrika Ratwatte, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. BANGKOK, Thailand – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed yesterday’s disembarkation of 81 Rohingya refugees in east Aceh, Indonesia. After several months at sea in perilous condit...
  • UNHCR, aid partners call for renewed and strong support for the Rohingya refugees

    news UNHCR, 14 May 2021 (1 year ago )
    Ahead of next Tuesday’s (18 May) donor conference and launch of the 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling for renewed international commitment, support and solidarity for Rohingya refugees. The 2021 JRP brings together the eff...
  • UNHCR calls for continued engagement and increased support for Afghanistan

    news UNHCR, 27 May 2021 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for greater support from the international community for Afghanistan’s people, including those displaced within its borders and refugees seeking safety outside the country. The appeal comes at the end of a four-day visit by UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissio...
  • Renewed commitment needed to support displaced Afghans and their hosts

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2021 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for a renewed commitment from the international community to stand in solidarity with millions of Afghans who are anxious about their future, and with the host countries that have provided safety to millions of Afghan refugees fleeing successive waves of viol...
  • UNHCR urges stronger support for refugee vaccinations in Asia

    news UNHCR, 01 Jun 2021 (1 year ago )
    With COVID-19 raging in many parts of the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning about shortages of vaccines in the Asia-Pacific region, including for refugees and asylum-seekers. We urge immediate and stronger support for the COVAX initiative, a worldwide effort aimed at achieving equit...
  • Coronavirus – Now is not the time to forget Afghanistan and its neighbours

    news This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 14 Apr 2020 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges greater support to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, warning that leaving Afghans and their host communities behind will have a far-reaching and negative impact on global efforts to fight the virus. The coronavirus poses a ve...
  • Ending the Afghan exile

    news AlJazeera, 16 Dec 2019 (2 years ago )
    Some 2.7 million Afghans live as refugees abroad. Their future depends on solidarity and action today. This month marks 40 years since the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Since December 1979, almost unending waves of conflict and violence have forced successive generations of Afghan men, women and ...
  • More support needed for refugee education in Iran

    news UNHCR, 06 Dec 2019 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes Iran’s efforts to extend education opportunities for nearly half a million Afghan children in the country, and recognizes that the country needs greater humanitarian support because of the economic challenges it faces today. Iran has been one of the world’s ...
  • UNHCR urges intensified support for displaced Afghans and refugee hosting nations

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2019 (2 years ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for intensified support for displaced Afghans and their hosting communities, ahead of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, next week. As we enter the fifth decade of Afghan displacement, some 4.6 million Afghans remain uprooted globally – incl...