UN High Commissioner for Refugees visits Afghanistan on World Refugee Day, urges continued international support
Thomson Reuters Foundation
KABUL 20 June 2016 ? Visiting Afghanistan on World Refugee Day, UNHCR High Commissioner Filippo Grandi urged the international community to redouble efforts to find lasting solutions to Afghanistan?s complex and rapidly evolving displacement crisis.
Bahrain: UN rights office concerned at crackdown on human rights and political opposition groups
UN News Centre
Briefing to reporters in Geneva today, Ravina Shamdasani, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said Bahraini authorities have in recent weeks detained a prominent human rights defender and subjected ...
Remarks With Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie Pitt
Imperial Valley News
SECRETARY KERRY: Good afternoon, everybody. It's my enormous pleasure to welcome UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, and I am really pleased to be able to introduce her today on World Refugee Day. Angelina has traveled countless miles ...
Global forced displacement hits record high
“More people are being displaced by war and persecution and that's worrying in itself, but the factors that endanger refugees are multiplying too,” said UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi. “At sea, a frightening number of refugees and ...