Showing posts with label UNHCR. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UNHCR. Show all posts

Friday, June 17, 2022

Global displacement hits record 89.3M in 2021: UN report - China.org.cn

Global displacement hits record 89.3M in 2021

The number of people forced to flee their homes reached 89.3 million by the end of 2021, a record high since records began, up 8 percent year on year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

UNHRC Discredited Itself Long before Developments around Ukraine, Says Lavrov - Tasnim News Agency

UNHRC Discredited Itself Long before

The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) discredited itself long before the current situation around Ukraine began, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Monday.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Rights of migrants at Belarus border with Poland are not respected - UN spokesperson - TASS

migrants at Belarus border with Poland

The United Nations notes that the rights of the refugees at the border of Belarus and Poland are not respected, people should not be used as political bargaining chips, Spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Stephane Dujarric said at a briefing on Thursday.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Forced displacement reaches new high amid COVID: UN | Al Jazeera

Forced displacement


The number of people forcibly displaced reached a new high by the end of 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated some pre-existing drivers, a United Nations report has found.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Protecting refugees in Europe: UNHCR calls for a ‘year of change’

refugees in Europe
After years of shifting policies and heated debate, UNHCR said that the ambitious but achievable recommendations would provide a common and workable asylum system within the EU through sustainable reform and revitalized financial support for host countries.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition

‘You can smell the bodies’: Angelina Jolie in Mosul one year after ‘liberation’ by US-led coalition
Nearly a year after Mosul in Iraq was declared “liberated” from ISIS terrorists, UNHCR envoy Angelina Jolie said the stench of dead bodies buried under the rubble was still present, amid the “worst devastation” she has ever seen.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

UN calls on EU to continue relocation of refugees beyond deadline

UN calls on EU to continue relocation of refugees
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday urged European Union (EU) member states to promptly relocate all asylum-seekers eligible under the bloc's emergency relocation scheme and for it to continue beyond the two years originally planned.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

UNHCR opens 12th refugee camp in Iraq to shelter families fleeing Mosul

The UN refugee agency UNHCR this week opened a new camp in northern Iraq to shelter the increasing number of Iraqi families fleeing the fighting in western Mosul, UNHCR said on Friday.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Mediterranean migrant death toll for 2017 tops 1,000

Around 100 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean according to shipwreck survivors, raising the death toll for the perilous crossing to Italy to over 1,000 victims in 2017, the U.N.’s refugee agency said Friday.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

UN Cuts Cash Incentive to Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

Voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan is set resume on Monday with a cut in the cash incentive for returnees, a UNHCR official said on Sunday.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

UN reports on humanitarian aid provided to Aleppo residents

United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has contributed with access to water supply for over 700,000 people in Aleppo, while Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is providing assistance to refugees in Jibreen district, according to the report on the situation in Aleppo released by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Saturday.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Balkan countries illegally push back migrants: UNHCR

Illegal deportations of migrants seeking to reach western Europe along the so-called Balkans route have been on the rise, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned Monday.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Over 76,000 Iraqi people displaced by Mosul military operations, UN relief wing says

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that more than 76,000 Iraqi people have been displaced by the military operations in Mosul, Farhan Haq, the deputy UN spokesman, told reporters here Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Greek volunteers awarded top UN humanitarian honour for efforts with migrants and refugees

A Greek human rights activist and a Greek volunteer rescue team Efi Latsoudi and the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) – have been jointly awarded this year’s Nansen Refugee Award for their efforts to aid refugees arriving in Greece during 2015.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

UN refugee agency concerned about European restrictive practices

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) was concerned about restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries over refugees and asylum-seekers, a UN spokesman said Tuesday.

UNHCR’s Angelina Jolie Urges Yemenis ‘Deserve Same Compassion’ as Ukrainian Refugees - Sputnik International

The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) announced on Sunday that its special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, ...