UN Refugee Agency

“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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"Outpouring of generosity” helps Canada reach refugee milestone

An “outpouring of generosity” in Canada was a crucial factor in the country managing to welcome 10,000 Syrian refugees in less than two months.

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Outgoing UNHCR head reflects on European refugee crisis

The new head of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Filippo Grandi, has started work at the agency's headquarters in Geneva.

He succeeds António Guterres, whose more than 10 years in office ended last week.

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Refugee crisis unlikely to recede in early 2016: UNHCR spokesperson

The refugee crisis which has seen nearly 4.4 million Syrians flee their homes is unlikely to recede in the New Year.

That’s according to Melissa Fleming, the senior spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency.

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New campaign in Hungary “fuelling xenophobia”

Hungary is being urged to refrain from “policies and practices that promote intolerance”.

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Europe can’t leave refugees to “fend for themselves”

Europe can’t be divided and leave refugees to fend for themselves in winter, said the president of the European Union on Sunday night.

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UN agencies band together on LGBTI issues

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, violates more than their human rights – it creates serious socio-economic challenges and results in lost development and economic opportunities.

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Global crises call for "quantum leap" in funding

A “quantum leap” in funding is needed to keep pace with the many humanitarian crises confronting the world, the UN’s refugee chief said Wednesday.

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Protecting victims of irregular migration in Asia

Over the past year nearly 90,000 people, mostly Rohingya people from Myanmar and citizens from Bangladesh, have risked their lives crossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.

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