Category - UNHCR

  • March 10, 2017

    Unless drastic measures are taken to share up peace and security in Syria, the situation – which marks its sixth anniversary next week – will worsen, the United Nations refugee agency has said, urging the international community to redouble its support for the 13.5 million people in need of aid.

  • November 10, 2016

    Statelessness robs individuals of their identity and their most fundamental human rights, acknowledged a webinar on Global Action Plan to End Statelessness on 4 November 2016. The webinar was organised by World Council of Churches to assess the work achieved since the launch of the #IBelong Campaign to end statelessness by the UNHCR in 2014.

  • October 26, 2016

    The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees reported yesterday  that it is assisting French authorities as they begin to close the refugee camp in Calais.

  • September 21, 2016

    The  attack on a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent aid convoy, intended for 78,000 people in Aleppo, is a flagrant violation of the most fundamental principles of international humanitarian law, Amnesty International said.

  • March 24, 2016

    Following “extensive” consultations with Yemeni leaders and regional partners, the UN Special Envoy for Yemen has announced that parties to the conflict have agreed to a nation-wide cessation of hostilities beginning at midnight on 10 April, in advance of the upcoming round of peace talks, scheduled for 18 April in Kuwait.

  • February 24, 2016

    The UNHCR has expressed concern at recent restrictive practices adopted in a number of European countries that are placing additional undue hardships on refugees and asylum-seekers across Europe..

  • February 10, 2016

    The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced yesterday (9 February) that it has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in Aleppo.

  • December 24, 2015

    Some 70 per cent of the over one million Syrian refugees in Lebanon now live below the Lebanese extreme poverty line, a big rise over 2014, and food insecurity is mounting, the United Nations reported yesterday.

  • October 6, 2015

    The global refugee crisis is so great that the UNHCR and other UN agencies and their partners say they are struggling to meet all the humanitarian needs they face.

  • August 27, 2015

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees has urged the European Union to speed up the formulation of an adequate collective response to the migrant crisis.