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May 8,2017 | News and Events
BANGKOK, Thailand, May 5(UNHCR), The UN Refugee Agency warmly visited the Royal Thai Government and thank for their support in protection of refugees.  Ms. Ruvendrini Menikdiwela, Representative,... Read More
Two years of fighting kept farmers from their fields. Now chronic hunger is forcing increasing numbers of people to make risky journeys in search of help.
Apr 10,2017 | News and Events
Sitting on the swept dirt floor, 31 people who fled home after years of war left them with nothing to eat take turns chewing at the dry flesh of a palm nut. They are mostly mothers with young children... Read More
Apr 10,2017 | News and Events
Joint statement on behalf of the Government of Uganda and UNHCR The Government of Uganda and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi today jointly appealed to the international community for... Read More
Apr 10,2017 | News and Events
Uganda and regional states are overwhelmed and in critical need of help.  GENEVA – Driven by fresh fighting, horrendous acts of violence and facing drought and famine, thousands of people a... Read More
A four-year-old Syrian refugee stands barefoot outside her family’s shelter in an informal settlement in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  © UNHCR/Dalia Khamissy
Apr 5,2017 | News and Events
As a major international conference on Syria gets underway in Brussels, vital assistance for millions of refugees and the communities hosting them could face substantial cuts. GENEVA - As a major inte... Read More
The Mahmut family from Syria began a new life in Ottawa in 2016, under Canada’s humanitarian programme to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees.  ©UNHCR
Apr 4,2017 | News and Events
As the number of men, women and children fleeing six years of war in Syria passes the 5 million mark, the international community needs to do more to help them, the UN refugee chief said today.... Read More
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