8 August 2018

UNHCR and UNDP urge tangible progress to improve conditions in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

Geneva/New York, 8 August 2018 - Joint UNHCR/UNDP Press Release Two months since the signing of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UNHCR, UNDP, and the Government of Myanmar, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and UNDP, the UN’s development agency, are both urging Myanmar authorities to make tangible progress to improve conditions in Rakhine [...]

20 July 2018

Refugee health services on track despite record level of displacement, says UN agency

20 July 2018 - The annual review of health cover in dozens of emergencies and ongoing operations, published by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), depicts the trends in the agency’s 37 key operations. In 2017, a year in which wars and persecution drove global forced displacement to a new high, the mortality rate [...]

4 July 2018

Ben Stiller appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

Guatemala City/Geneva, 2 July 2018  - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today announced the appointment of actor, director, producer and philanthropist Ben Stiller as its newest global Goodwill Ambassador. The announcement comes today as Stiller concludes a trip with UNHCR to Guatemala, where he met some of the men, women and children from the [...]

20 June 2018

On World Refugee Day cities worldwide stand #WithRefugees

Geneva, 20 June 2018 - Today on World Refugee Day (June 20), mayors from more than 50 cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mexico City, New York, São Paulo and Sydney, are calling for more local authorities and municipalities to join them in welcoming and including refugees in their [...]

19 June 2018

Forced displacement above 68m in 2017, new global deal on refugees critical

Geneva, 19 June 2018 - Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high in 2017 for the fifth year in a row, led by the crisis in Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan’s war, and the flight into Bangladesh from Myanmar of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees. [...]

6 June 2018

First Ever TEDx Event in a Refugee Camp to Take Place in Kenya on 9 June

6 June 2018 - The world’s first TEDx event in a refugee camp will take place at the Kakuma Refugee Camp in the Kenyan northern county of Turkana on 9 June from 10:00am to 3:30pm (EAT). TEDxKakumaCamp will feature local and international speakers exploring the theme - Thrive. Their talks will revolve around innovation, [...]