UN High Commissioner for Refugees

Tributes for ‘role model’ former UN refugee agency chief, Sadako Ogata

The first woman to serve as the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sadako Ogata, has died in Tokyo at the age of 92, hailed by the UN Secretary-General on Tuesday as a “role model for people across the world.”

Despite progress, Somalia still needs support: UN refugee chief

The international community is being urged to continue supporting efforts to restore and rebuild Somalia.

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News in Brief 17 August 2017 (AM)

UNICEF responding to Sierra Leone landslide tragedy

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News in Brief 8 June 2017 (PM)

UN chief welcomes arms turn-over in Colombia

Recent progress in the implementation of the peace deal in Colombia is being welcomed by the UN Secretary-General.

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Handmade dolls share dreams of Syrian women, children with the world

Dolls made by Syrian women living in a UN-run refugee camp, in Beirut, Lebanon, are being used to tell the stories and dreams of mothers and children left behind.

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Funding needed to save South Sudan from “the brink”

The humanitarian crisis faced by South Sudan’s people “is one of the greatest tragedies of our time”.

That’s according to Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, speaking in Geneva on Monday.

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News in Brief 23 March 2017 (AM)

“We are failing the children of Syria,” says UNICEF director

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News in Brief 6 February 2016 (PM)

Syria: Millions in Aleppo without water

The United Nations is expressing grave concern over a water crisis in Aleppo, Syria, where nearly two million people have been cut off from their main source, which is under the control of the extremist group ISIL, also known as Daesh.

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António Guterres: from refugee chief to next Secretary-General

The UN Security Council has confirmed António Guterres, a former Portuguese Prime Minister and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, as its choice for the next UN Secretary-General.

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Collective commitment to work together on refugees

There’s now a collective commitment within the international community to work together on the response to the global refugee and migrant crisis.

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