refugee

Harness ‘immense’ potential offered by migration, UN officials urge at global forum

Speaking at a major international meeting on migration and development, senior United Nations officials have underlined the need for safe, orderly and regular migration options to ensure that people around the world are not forced to undertake arduous and dangerous pathways in their search for a better future.

Food festival in Europe showcases talented refugee chefs

Refugee chefs from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea and Somalia are showcasing their culinary skills in restaurants across 13 European cities this month.

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UN Gender Focus Special: Women Refugees

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

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News in Brief 20 June 2017 (PM)

At least 130 feared dead following new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean

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UNICEF appoints 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

Recent tragedies at sea highlight urgency for safe pathways to Europe – UN refugee agency

Against the backdrop of more than 1,700 people having perished this year while undertaking perilous crossings across central Mediterranean Sea to reach mainland Europe, the United Nations refugee agency has appealed for “credible alternatives” to ensure accessible and safe ways for people in need of international protection to reach the continent.

‘All refugees want to go home someday’ – UNHCR spokesperson and author Melissa Fleming

As Head of Communications and Chief Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Melissa Fleming listens to stories of people fleeing for their lives every day. Although she has met many refugees and gotten to know several stories of resilience, when she came across Doaa’s story, she couldn’t sleep at night.

UNHCR’s Melissa Fleming tells Syrian refugee’s powerful story of survival

A young Syrian refugee woman’s remarkable story of surviving “one of the worst shipwrecks in the Mediterranean” has been told in a book written by the chief spokesperson for the UN refugee agency.

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UNICEF fears for stranded refugee children in Europe

Some 25,000 refugee and migrant children stranded at transit points across Europe are at risk of emotional distress due to uncertainty about their future, the UN children’s fund, UNICEF,

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UN refugee agency stresses importance of search missions after latest shipwreck in Europe

With nearly 150 people dead or missing in another shipwreck off the Mediterranean coast, the United Nations refugee agency today stressed the importance of saving lives at sea.