Posts Tagged UNHCR

115 feared dead after worst Mediterranean shipwreck of the year

Robie de Guzman   •   July 26, 2019

The UN’s refugee agency, UNHCR, says up to 150 people are feared dead after a wooden boat carrying migrants capsized off Libya. The head of the UNHCR, Filippo Grandi, said...

71 million people have fled their home or their country in 2018, UNHCR says

Robie de Guzman   •   June 19, 2019

Despite populist rhetoric in the West, the real refugee crisis is playing out in developing countries, which hosts most of the record 70.8 million displaced people who have fled war...

3M of the world’s stateless deprived of basic rights — UNHCR

admin   •   November 3, 2017

At least three million people worldwide are stateless, most of them minorities, a status that deprives them of an identity, rights, and often jobs, the United Nations Refugee Agency said...

U.N. says 850,000 to cross sea to Europe this year and next

admin   •   September 9, 2015

At least 850,000 people are expected to cross the Mediterranean seeking refuge in Europe this year and next, the United Nations said on Tuesday, giving estimates that already look conservative....

World leaders face pressure to act against sexual violence at UK summit

admin   •   June 9, 2014

(Reuters) – The kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls and several recent horrific murders of women is expected to raise pressure on the world community to take concrete action to punish...


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