United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and internationally renown actress Angelina Jolie, one of his agency's most active supporters, will receive the International Rescue Committee's annual Freedom Award for 2007 in New York tomorrow.
The line between those who leave their homes out of fear and those who chose to seek a better life across borders is blurring, raising new issues for refugee protection, the senior United Nations official dealing with the problem has said.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) today welcomed Morocco's announced intention to sign a cooperation agreement with the agency, saying it would pave the way for improved coordination to help those who have fled to the North African country.
A sit-in by Congolese refugees demanding financial assistance from the Rabat office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has ended peacefully, allowing the facility to re-open, a spokesperson for the agency said today.
The United Nations refugee agency today called attention to the plight of over 50 people – including possibly a number of asylum-seekers – last seen aboard a boat off the south coast of Malta, and urged countries in the region to try to find them.
A 640 kilometre race to the North Pole kicked off this week from the last inhabited outpost in northern Canada, with a pair of British adventurers seeking to raise almost $500,000 for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).