UN High Commissioner for Refugees

“Jobs mean dignity” says new refugee chief visiting camps

“Jobs mean dignity” the new head of the UN Refugee Agency, has been telling Syrians who have been forced to flee their country.

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New High Commissioner confronts changing refugee crisis

A New Year…and a new chief at the helm of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Filippo Grandi on Thursday held his first press conference as UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

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Women fleeing gangs in Central America fuel new refugee crisis

The number of women in Central America and Mexico fleeing gang violence is rising at an alarming rate, fuelling a new refugee crisis in the region.

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Refugee crisis a “shame”, but not a “surprise”

With more than 60 million refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced persons worldwide, the head of the UN’s Refugee Agency has said the plight of the world’s displaced can no longer be ignored.

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European proposal to relocate extra 120,000 refugees welcomed

A new proposal by the European Commission to relocate thousands of refugees crossing into Europe has been welcomed by the United Nations.

The EC’s plan is to relocate an additional 120,000 people seeking asylum in Greece, Italy and Hungary to other European nations.

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