United Nations Refugee Agency News Releases

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, released today its supplementary appeal for 2021 Covid response seeking an additional $455 million.

UNHCR has rushed humanitarian assistance to thousands of people in Somalia’s Puntland region impacted by Cyclone Gati.

UNHCR is deeply concerned over the rising number of civilians displaced in Mozambique as attacks by non-state armed groups continue to rage.

Death threats, gang recruitment, extortion and other forms of targeted violence are driving more families in northern Central America to flee their homes.

UNHCR announced the appointment of Swiss-born American actress, singer and human rights activist Kat Graham as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.

UNHCR condemns an attack by armed assailants on Toumour, a town in south-east Niger, that killed 28 people and injured hundreds more.

UNHCR and IOM are deeply distressed by the death or disappearance at sea of up to 25 refugees and migrants from Venezuela.

UNHCR welcomes the Government of Kenya’s decision to grant citizenship to 1,670 stateless Shona and 1,300 stateless persons of Rwandan descent.

Today marks the 70th anniversary since UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, was given its mandate by the UN General Assembly to protect people forced to flee persecution, provide humanitarian assistance and work to find solutions for millions of refugees around the world.

I am deeply alarmed about the safety and well-being of Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia, who have been caught in the conflict in the Tigray region.

To inquire about news releases, please reach out to our Media Contact:

Media Contact 

Gisele Nyembwe
External Relations Associate

P: 613-986-4300
E: nyembwe@unhcr.org[22]

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