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  • UNHCR survey finds refugees from Ukraine hope to go home

    news UNHCR, 13 Jul 2022 (6 months ago )
    The majority of refugees from Ukraine hope to return home as soon as possible but around two-thirds expect to stay in their current host countries until hostilities subside and the security situation improves, according to new findings published today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.
  • UNHCR’s Grandi welcomes developments on EU asylum reform, encourages further progress under Czech EU Presidency

    news Statement attributed to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, 28 Jun 2022 (7 months ago )
    Prague – I have just returned from the Czech Republic, where I met government representatives as the country prepares to take over the Presidency of the European Union (EU) on 1 July. It comes during a key period when the EU and its Member States, along with other countries, continue to show remarka...
  • On World Refugee Day, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Ben Stiller calls for equal treatment of refugees - whoever, wherever, whenever

    news Stiller: “Protecting people forced to flee is a collective global responsibility. We have to remember this could happen to anyone, anywhere.”, 20 Jun 2022 (7 months ago )
    GENEVA – Today, on World Refugee Day 2022, Ben Stiller, Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called for compassion and support for all refugees around the world and those forced to flee. During a visit to Poland and Ukraine this week, where Stiller is meeting those recently forc...
  • Ukrainian teenager touches Slovenians with sensitivity at the piano

    news Living in a world of sound, Vika, 13, is accompanied by an inner music that helps her find her way., 17 May 2022 (8 months ago )
    Like a teenager anywhere, 13-year-old Vika Fursova listens to music on her smartphone. But instead of popular hits she is listening to is her own improvisation on the piano. Soft, like rain, it comforts her after a harrowing journey from war-torn Ukraine. Vika was born blind, so sound has always ...
  • Ukrainian refugees find warm welcome in neighbouring Moldova

    news While many move on, Olga and her children are among 100,000 Ukrainians staying in Moldova, where people and the authorities are offering support with help from UNHCR., 18 May 2022 (8 months ago )
    Olga and her husband had almost finished construction on a new house for them and their two children when the bombs began raining down in early March. Their village in Ukraine’s Odesa region was near two military bases targeted by missiles, but with no basement in their new home, they were forced to...
  • Ukrainian teacher in Romania is determined to remove barriers

    news Imagine waking up to the sound of sirens and tanks moving down the street – and quickly making the decision to run down to the basement, grabbing only your most essential items. Looking at your older parents who are feeling helpless – stopping your child , 19 May 2022 (8 months ago )
    Natalia was studying English literature in Chernivtsi city, a place she calls ‘a piece of heaven.’ After the war started, Natalia fled with her five-year-old son, who is now enrolled in a local kindergarten in Romania. With the help of UNHCR and partners, Natalia and her son were able to find a new ...
  • Ukrainian family finds a home away from home in Moldova

    news Business owners Nadejda and Vitalie converted their office space into a shelter for refugees, including six-year-old Veronika and her family from Odesa., 03 Jun 2022 (7 months ago )
    Nadejda Grosu and Vitalie Ovcearenco had just moved into their new office space in Ialoveni near the Moldovan capital Chisinau when images of refugees fleeing war in Ukraine filled the news channels. The couple’s company makes wooden pallets for local and export markets, and they were expanding t...
  • After 100 days of anguish, UNHCR is focused on protection and shelter for Ukrainians

    news This is a summary of what was said by Karolina Lindholm Billing, UNHCR Representative in Ukraine – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 03 Jun 2022 (7 months ago )
    I have spent the last weeks in Kyiv, Poltava, Dnipro, Zaporizhia, and now in Vinnytsya, meeting internally displaced people, local authorities, emergency services and volunteers in the host communities. The situation is very fluid, and the outlook for the innocent victims of this brutal and sense...
  • UNHCR expands operations in Poland to reach refugees from Ukraine amid rising vulnerabilities

    news This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Olga Sarrado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva., 27 May 2022 (8 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, continues to scale up its operations in Poland to provide aid to refugees from Ukraine who have settled across the country. Poland remains the main country of arrival for refugees from Ukraine, with more than 3.5 million having entered the country since the start of ...
  • Organizacje humanitarne w Polsce zabiegają o 740,6 mln USD na wsparcie uchodźców z Ukrainy

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2022 (7 months ago )
    Organizacja Narodów Zjednoczonych i partnerzy humanitarni w Polsce wraz z Rządem RP oficjalnie zainaugurowali polski wątek Regionalnego Planu Działań (RPP) w odpowiedzi na kryzys uchodźczy związany z sytuacją na Ukrainie. Plan skupia 87 partnerów. Na pokrycie najpilniejszych potrzeb uchodźców z Ukra...