The UN chief and agencies serving refugees and migrants urgently called for safer travel routes and bolstered rescue operations following a deadly shipwreck that left at least 45 dead on Sunday off the coast of Crotone, Italy.
2022 UNRWA School children in Jenin refugee camp, West Bank.
Afghan refugee Bahadur, 60, stands amid the wreckage of his home after monsoon flooding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, Pakistan. © UNHCR/Usman Ghani
Stronger efforts are needed to resolve the plight of those who lack a nationality, urged UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, today on the 8th anniversary of UNHCR’s global #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness.
Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, visits a hair salon started by Elodie Guei Sahe, who fled Côte d’Ivoire in 2011. She returned to her hometown, Bably-Vaya village, in 2020 and opened her salon with help from UNHCR. © UNHCR/Colin Delfosse
Figure must ‘serve as a wake-up call’ for more action to promote peace and address all causes of forced displacement, says UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi
Houses damaged by Cyclone Gombe in Nampula, Mozambique. © UNHCR/Agnes Madziwa
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Matthew Saltmarsh – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.