Tag: UNHCR

April 12, 2019

UN Rights Chief Urges Respect for H...

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet is urging Sudan’s new rulers to uphold the constitution and take heed of human rights as they try to move the country forward after the toppling of president Omar al-Bashir

April 9, 2019

Briefing by UN High Commissioner fo...

Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, briefs the Security Council on the state of the world’s displaced

April 8, 2019

Finnish Charity Providing Secondary...

The United Nations refugee agency estimates that globally, only one in four adolescents living in refugee camps get to attend secondary school. A Finnish charity is trying to fill the gap at a refugee camp in western Uganda. Halima Athumani reports from the town of Kamwenge- VOA NEWS 0

April 5, 2019

UNICEF: Uprooted Venezuelan Childre...

UNICEF said its regional humanitarian partners – Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Panama, Peru and Trinidad and Tobago – estimate as many as 4.9 million people — adults and children — will need assistance this year because of the political and economic upheavals in Venezuela that are forcing the country’s citizens to flee

March 7, 2019

Ireland Launched First Community Sp...

Since the late 1970s, private sponsors have brought more than 300,000 refugees to Canada, over and above those resettled with government funding

February 20, 2019

Refugee Children in Greece

KEDU (Kos Education) is a non-formal school run on Kos island by UNHCR’s partner ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth. Since April 2018, when it opened with funds from the European Commission, KEDU has ensured access to classes for children living at the Pyli Reception and Identification Centre (RIC)

February 19, 2019

Fun Bus For Refugee Children in Bei...

Fun Bus” is a UNHCR and EU funded initiative implemented by the Makhzoumi Foundation, a Lebanese NGO, and aims at reducing the working hours of street children in Lebanon – most of whom are Syrian refugees

February 8, 2019

UNHCR Helps Greek Government Move T...

Lesvos and Samos have been given priority for the so-called decongestion operation over other islands as the RICs of Moria and Vathy are in desperate straits. More than half of all transfers have taken place from Moria

February 2, 2019

Fleeing From Boko Haram Nigerian Re...

Around the village of Goura, in the far north-east of Cameroon, small shelters, some covered in the white sheeting provided by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), dot the landscape. Using a brief lull in fighting, refugees dash back across the border to Nigeria and carry back their belongings

January 30, 2019

Spain Became the Main Route For Ref...

According to a new report by the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), Spain became the main route for refugees and migrants to seek entry to Europe in 2018, and the death toll for people crossing the Western Mediterranean to reach the country has increased four-fold in a year

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