22 July 2014
GENEVA, July 22 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and its partners today appealed for greater donor support to cope with the continuing outflow and deteriorating condition of refugees from the Central African Republic.
18 July 2014
ERBIL, Iraq, 18 July (UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres warned on Friday that Iraq risks "full-fledged sectarian war and complete fragmentation" as Iraqis continue to flee their homes and minority groups are targeted.
15 July 2014
15 July 2014
Under a scorching sun, small girls and boys run barefoot through the dusty streets of an unfinished subdivision in the northern Iraqi town of Chamchamal. Colorful carpets cover the windows to block out the heat and laundry swings on ropes strung between cement blocks.
11 July 2014
The UN refugee agency on Friday called for European nations to do more to help Syrian refugees who are trying in growing numbers to reach the safety of Europe.
09 July 2014
A Syrian mother and her two young children were among 12 bodies recovered after the latest boat sinking involving the thousands of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday.
08 July 2014
More than 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Egypt, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan – or one in four of all households – are headed by women facing a lone fight for survival, a new UNHCR report reveals today.
03 July 2014
Faced with continued violence in Syria and a growing refugee influx into the region, UNHCR and its partners are warning of dire consequences if funding gaps are not closed and mounting refugee needs are not met.
01 July 2014
GENEVA, July 1 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme (WFP) on Tuesday warned that funding difficulties, compounded by security and logistical problems, have forced cuts in food rations for nearly 800,000 refugees in Africa, threatening to worsen unacceptable levels of acute malnutrition, stunting and anaemia, particularly in children.
UNHCR welcomes Ireland’s decision to resettle 220 refugees and review the Syrian Humanitarian Admission Programme
27 June 2014
The UN refugee agency welcomes the Irish Government’s decision to resettle 220 refugees in 2015 and 2016, including refugees from Syria. The announcement, which was made at the High Level Meeting on resettlement for Syrian refugees in Geneva today, comes as States begin offering additional places in 2015-2016 for those displaced by the crisis in Syria.