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  • UNHCR urges stronger support for refugee vaccinations in Asia

    news UNHCR, 01 Jun 2021 (5 months ago )
    With COVID-19 raging in many parts of the world, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is warning about shortages of vaccines in the Asia-Pacific region, including for refugees and asylum-seekers. We urge immediate and stronger support for the COVAX initiative, a worldwide effort aimed at achieving equit...
  • UNHCR, aid partners call for renewed and strong support for the Rohingya refugees

    news UNHCR, 14 May 2021 (6 months ago )
    Ahead of next Tuesday’s (18 May) donor conference and launch of the 2021 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling for renewed international commitment, support and solidarity for Rohingya refugees. The 2021 JRP brings together the eff...
  • UNHCR calls for continued engagement and increased support for Afghanistan

    news UNHCR, 27 May 2021 (6 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for greater support from the international community for Afghanistan’s people, including those displaced within its borders and refugees seeking safety outside the country. The appeal comes at the end of a four-day visit by UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissio...
  • UNHCR welcomes the safe disembarkation of Rohingya refugees in east Aceh, Indonesia

    news UNHCR, 05 Jun 2021 (5 months ago )
    This news comment is attributable Indrika Ratwatte, Director of the UNHCR Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. BANGKOK, Thailand – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed yesterday’s disembarkation of 81 Rohingya refugees in east Aceh, Indonesia. After several months at sea in perilous condit...
  • Azerbaijan sends humanitarian aid to Rohingya Muslims

    news ReliefWeb, 08 Sep 2017 (4 years ago )
    According to the Order of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, H.E.Mr.Ilham Aliyev, humanitarian aid is sent by the Government of Azerbaijan to Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, who are suffering from the ongoing mass violence. Humanitarian aid is transported by “Silkway” airlines to Banglades...
  • UN Assistant High Commissioner calls for humanitarian access and safe, voluntary repatriation of refugees during Myanmar visit

    news UNHCR Media, 02 Nov 2017 (4 years ago )
    The United Nations Assistant High Commissioner (Protection), Mr. Volker Türk, concluded on Wednesday a two-day visit to Myanmar, during which he called for unrestricted humanitarian access for communities in need, and for the voluntary return of refugees in safety and dignity.
  • Renewed commitment needed to support displaced Afghans and their hosts

    news UNHCR, 31 May 2021 (5 months ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for a renewed commitment from the international community to stand in solidarity with millions of Afghans who are anxious about their future, and with the host countries that have provided safety to millions of Afghan refugees fleeing successive waves of viol...
  • Amid COVID disruptions, Afghan refugee women are stepping forward into business

    news By Zikrea Saleah in Peshawar, Pakistan 09 November 2021, 09 Nov 2021 (21 days ago )
    In Pakistan, enterprising Afghan refugee women are stepping forward to support their families, learn skills and run small businesses.
  • A test of speed, strength, skill and horsemanship

    news UNHCR/Humera Karim Quetta, Pakistan, 06 Aug 2021 (3 months ago )
    Haji Gada Muhammed sits on a cushion in a splendid white parahan tunban, a traditional Afghan long-shirt and loosely plaited trousers made of linen.
  • UNHCR urges intensified support for displaced Afghans and refugee hosting nations

    news UNHCR, 13 Dec 2019 (1 year ago )
    UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for intensified support for displaced Afghans and their hosting communities, ahead of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum in Geneva, next week. As we enter the fifth decade of Afghan displacement, some 4.6 million Afghans remain uprooted globally – incl...