UNHCR welcomes U.S. decision on refugee resettlement
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the decision by the United States to admit up to 125,000 refugees for resettlement over the course of the fiscal year starting October 1, 2022.
UNHCR welcomes Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection in the Americas
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the adoption of the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection which pledges to promote international protection and migration in the Americas.
UNHCR comment on reinstatement of U.S. policy that endangers asylum seekers
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is aware of the United States government’s announcement on reinstating the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) program.
UNHCR concerned over U.S. expulsion flights under COVID-19 asylum restrictions
UNHCR is concerned about the new U.S. practice of transferring asylum-seekers and migrants, expelled under a U.S. public health order, by aircraft from the United States to southern Mexico.
UNHCR welcomes U.S. continued efforts to implement measures that protect refugees and asylum-seekers
UNHCR welcomes the continued efforts of the United States government to protect refugees and asylum-seekers as part of its Blueprint for a Fair, Orderly, and Humane Immigration System.
UNHCR welcomes US decision to restore protections from gang and domestic violence
UNHCR welcomes the U.S. government’s decision to reverse legal rulings that made people forced to flee domestic and gang violence in their home countries ineligible from seeking safety in the U.S.
Statement attributable to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi on the need to end US COVID-19 asylum restrictions
UNHCR's High Commissioner Filippo Grandi appeals to the government of the United States to swiftly lift the public health-related asylum restrictions that remain in effect at the border.
News comment: UNHCR applauds US decision to increase refugee resettlement
This news comment is attributable to Matthew Reynolds, UNHCR representative to the United States and the Caribbean.
UN agencies begin processing at Matamoros
UN agencies today will begin to prepare individuals in the informal camp in Matamoros, Mexico for entry to the United States in line with the termination of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).
UNHCR: Biden move on refugee resettlement will save lives
UNHCR's High Commissioner Filippo Grandi praised President Joe Biden’s plan to raise the cap on the number of refugees who could be admitted to the United States, saying it would send a powerful signal to other countries to continue to do the same.
UNHCR welcomes U.S. action on refugees
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes renewed U.S. commitments announced today aimed at providing safety and solutions for people in need of protection from violence and persecution.
Statement from the High Commissioner on the Biden inauguration
UNHCR's High Commissioner Filippo Grandi welcomes Biden administration commitment to refugee protection.
The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Explained
The U.S. government announced that the maximum number of refugees admitted to our Country in 2021 will be reduced to 15,000. But what is resettlement and how does it work in the United States?
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Refugee Act
Statement of UNHCR’s Regional Representative Matthew Reynolds on the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Refugee Act of 1980.
UNHCR highlights great progress on refugee vaccine inclusion but inequities hamper rollout
Most of the world’s countries now include refugees in their national COVID-19 vaccination plans, but administrative barriers, capacity issues and logistical challenges continue to hamper implementation.
UNHCR calls on states to remove barriers to access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees
UNHCR calls on States to expedite the roll-out of vaccination campaigns and remove barriers that limit access to vaccines for the world’s 82.4 million forcibly displaced people.
Opinion: 3 ways to ensure refugees get the COVID-19 vaccine
USA for UNHCR Executive Director and CEO Anne-Marie Grey and South Sudanese refugee Mary Maker reflect on three imperatives to ensure equitable COVID-19 vaccine access for refugees and other vulnerable populations.
UNHCR calls for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for refugees
On World Health Day, UNHCR is calling for concerted international action and solidarity to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
Announcing 2023 Members of USA for UNHCR’s Hive Advisory Board
USA for UNHCR announces members of the 2023 Hive Advisory Board, comprised of technology and data experts and leaders in business, government, higher education, philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.Learn More
Generous support from UNHCR donors provided lifesaving assistance to refugees in 2021
2021 was marked by escalating and new conflicts that forced millions of people globally to flee their homes. Through generous donor support, UNHCR delivered lifesaving assistance to people in need.Learn More
UNHCR highlights key concerns for refugee health amid record displacement
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is concerned about the nutrition of refugees and its potential impact on health outcomes amid global crises, food shortages and limited access to job opportunities.Learn More
The U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program Explained
As of June 2022, an estimated 15,100 refugees have been welcomed to the United States this year. But what is resettlement and how does it work in the United States?Learn More
High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi’s message on World Refugee Day, 20 June 2022
On World Refugee Day 2022, High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi calls on States to recognize that stopping war and conflict is the only antidote to forced displacement.Learn More
World Refugee Day: Sisters revisit their journey to safety
Born as refugees in Jordan, twin sisters Ghena and Haya are discovering their family's refugee history while building a more peaceful and safe life in the U.S.Learn More
‘I believe we can make change happen. We just need to do the work.’
In his new memoir, ‘Asylum,’ Nigerian refugee and LGBTIQ+ activist Edafe Okporo writes that even detention and discrimination didn’t shake his faith in America.Learn More
Meet three allies delivering healthcare and empowering refugees in Minnesota
These refugee allies bring a unique perspective to their work but share a passion for service and a deeply held belief that all people deserve a safe place to call home.Learn More
UNHCR: Global displacement hits another record, capping decade-long rising trend
By the end of 2021, those displaced by war, violence, persecution, and human rights abuses stood at 89.3 million, according to UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report.Learn More