Migrants and Refugees

‘Senseless war’ forces one million to flee Ukraine: UN refugee chief

The “senseless war” in Ukraine has forced one million people to flee the country in just seven days, while countless others have been displaced within its borders, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Thursday. 

Ukraine crisis: UN agencies support rising tide of refugees

The number of people fleeing the Russian onslaught in Ukraine surpassed 874,000 as of Wednesday morning New York time, data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, has revealed. 

More than half a million have fled Ukraine, UN refugee agency reports

Fighting in Ukraine has so far pushed more than 500,000 people across the country's borders, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, reported on Monday. 

Stop violence at European borders and protect refugees – UNHCR

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi urged on Monday for greater protection for refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe.  

‘Strengthened international cooperation’ needed for safe, regular migration

Migration is a “a defining feature of humanity and our world”, the UN chief told the General Assembly on Wednesday, launching his second report on the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

Tragic death of Venezuelan baby highlights need for greater migrant protection

Following the death of a baby during an interception at sea off the southeast coast of the island of Trinidad on Sunday, UN agencies have expressed their deep sadness and called for stronger measures to protects refugees and migrants.

Unified Libya will come only via ballot box, ‘not the gun’, Security Council hears 

Libya is at a “delicate and fragile juncture in its path to unity and stability”, the UN Political Affairs chief told the Security Council on Monday, urging the international community to remain united in supporting national elections postponed last month. 

UK Borders Bill increases risks of discrimination, human rights violations

A new bill being debated by lawmakers in the United Kingdom increases the risk of discrimination and “serious human rights violations” and breaches the country's obligations under international law, five independent UN human rights experts said on Friday.

Two children killed in airstrike on Tigray refugee camp

“Refugees are not and should never be a target”, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Thursday, following reports of a deadly airstrike on the Mai Aini refugee camp in Tigray, northern Ethiopia.

Harsh winter fuels ongoing humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

UN humanitarians warned on Tuesday that a harsh winter in Afghanistan is aggravating already severe conditions faced by millions across the country.