UNHCR

Syrian refugees in Lebanon most vulnerable during winter

Syrian refugees in Lebanon are at their most vulnerable and need the most assistance during the winter months, according to a representative from the UN’s Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in the region.

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Migrants make “positive” changes to their adopted homelands

Migrants make “positive” changes to their new homelands, including boosting the workforce, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency UNESCO has said.

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Harsh winter increases humanitarian needs in Eastern Ukraine

The humanitarian needs of displaced people in Eastern Ukraine are increasing this winter, contrary to the expectations of the UN’s Refugee agency (UNHCR) in the region.

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Mosul casualties mount as offensive continues

Details are emerging of the human toll caused by the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul, with reports that babies just two months old have sustained bullet and blast wounds.

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Protecting civilians “imperative” in Mosul’s military operation

The protection of civilians is “imperative” in every military action to liberate the Iraqi city of Mosul from the ISIL terrorist group, also known as Daesh, the UN Special Envoy for Iraq, Ján Kubiš, has urged. 

  

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Film festival in Lebanon seeks to unmask the lives of Syrian refugees

A film festival has been held for the first time in Beirut, Lebanon, in an attempt to expose the plight of Syrian refugees settling in the country.

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“Serious increase” in civilians fleeing Mosul as new camps open

There has been a “serious increase” in the numbers of civilians fleeing the Mosul area in Iraq according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as government forces continue their advance.

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African refugees in Egypt “forgotten”

A “forgotten population” of refugees from across Africa is living in limbo in Egypt according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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UN secures tents, emergency shelter kits for Mosul families “on the move”

Thousands of tents have been airlifted to Iraq in anticipation of a large-scale displacement from the northern city of Mosul, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has confirmed.

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Mediterranean death toll hits record high

The death toll among refugees and migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea has reached an all-time high, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has reported.

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