United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR )

UNHCR

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About United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), also known as the UN Refugee Agency, is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country. Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland and is a member of the United Nations Development Group.

UNHCR press release, blog etc

08/12/2018 - 23:02 Actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw meets refugees in Rwanda with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
08/08/2018 - 21:23 UNHCR concerned over reports of forced return of Zimbabwean asylum-seeker
08/08/2018 - 19:46 UNHCR welcomes move by Thailand to grant citizenship to boys and coach rescued from cave
08/07/2018 - 21:01 UNHCR and UNDP urge tangible progress to improve conditions in Myanmars Rakhine State
08/06/2018 - 20:29 UNHCRs Grandi appeals to Asia-Pacific ministers, business leaders for solidarity with refugees, people of Myanmars Rakhine State
08/02/2018 - 23:57 UNHCR sounds alarm as Mediterranean Sea deaths pass 1,500 mark
08/02/2018 - 00:28 UNHCR shocked over Nigerian asylum-seeker deaths in Cameroon
07/31/2018 - 04:36 At Syria talks in Sochi, UNHCR emphasizes importance that returns meet international standards
07/19/2018 - 03:26 UNHCR welcomes end to latest Mediterranean standoff, but says predictable approach to rescue still urgently needed
07/11/2018 - 14:35 Qatar Charity and UNHCR extend a lifeline to 30,000 Syrian refugee families
07/06/2018 - 05:26 Statement by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on conclusion of formal consultations on the global compact on refugees
07/05/2018 - 06:48 Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the situation in South West Syria
07/01/2018 - 21:55 UNHCR calls on Austria EU Presidency to lead and unite EU countries towards a fair and functioning asylum system
07/01/2018 - 21:06 Ben Stiller appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
06/30/2018 - 08:47 UNHCR appalled by the loss of life at sea off the coast of Libya
06/27/2018 - 14:24 IOM, UNHCR appeal for region-wide action by EU countries over Mediterranean tragedies
06/25/2018 - 15:47 Gap between refugee resettlement needs and opportunities widens
06/22/2018 - 16:20 Statement of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on Europe and asylum