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UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi meets with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.  © UNHCR/Mark Henle
Mar 16,2017 | News and Events
During a visit to the UN Refugee Agency’s headquarters in Geneva, Jolie urged staff to step forward and ‘say who we are and who we fight for and work even harder.’ GENEVA – Spe... Read More
Syrian refugee Nasreen Ahmed Sweii poses in Tripoli, in North Lebanon, in this March 2014 portrait. She fled her family home in Homs, Syria, with her four children after her husband was killed.   © UNHCR
Mar 9,2017 | News and Events
While there are Some Hopes for Peace, the Needs and Suffering of Millions of Syrians Continue Unabated; Syrian War is a ‘Collective Failure.’ GENEVA – As the world prepares to mark y... Read More
Young Syrian refugees walk through an informal settlement in the Bekaa Valley.  © UNHCR/Sam Tarling
Mar 3,2017 | News and Events
According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries. By: UNHCR staff   | ... Read More
Zahrah, a widow and mother of eight displaced by war, sits in a makeshift shelter in Sana’a, Yemen.  © UNHCR/Mohammed Hamoud
Feb 20,2017 | News and Events
Deaths through famine and lack of medical attention in the country are being aggravated as UN Refugee Agency relief operations are just one per cent funded. GENEVA – People in war-ravaged Yemen... Read More
Feb 15,2017 | News and Events
BANGKOK, 15 February 2017 –The UN Refugee Agency, in collaboration with a prominent Buddhist monk in Thailand, Venerable Vudhijaya Vajiramedhi (V.Vajiramedhi), the Museum of Contemporary Art (MO... Read More
Feb 9,2017 | News and Events
Praya Lundberg, UNHCR Thailand's first Goodwill Ambassador, visited refugees in Jordan during 6-7 February 2017. Jordan has received more than 655,000 syrian refugees for the past 6 years. Du... Read More
Feb 1,2017 | News and Events
The actress and model joins UNHCR’s global Goodwill Ambassador team to stand with refugees at a time of multiple refugee crises. BANGKOK, January 31, (UNHCR) –The UN Refugee Agency today a... Read More
Jan 30,2017 | News and Events
GENEVA – The needs of refugees and migrants worldwide have never been greater, and the U.S. resettlement program is one of the most important in the world. The longstanding U.S. policy of welco... Read More
Hazrat, 16, an Afghan refugee, warms himself at a fire behind the main train station of Belgrade.  ©UNHCR/Daniel Etter
Jan 26,2017 | News and Events
Serbian authorities, together with UNHCR and partners, step up efforts to extend capacity in emergency shelters for hundreds sleeping rough. BELGRADE, Serbia – Refugees and migrants wanting to l... Read More
Jan 23,2017 | News and Events
Press Release, 16 January 2017 BANGKOK, January 16 – The UN Refugee Agency warmly welcomes the Royal Thai Government’s recent approval of a framework to enhance the identification and prot... Read More