“With the situation in Aleppo, Syria’s war has reached an historic low." says UN High Commissioner, Filippo Grandi
Statement by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
UNHCR's High Commissioner Filippo Grandi welcomes Biden administration commitment to refugee protection.
The United Nations General Assembly today renewed the mandate of Filippo Grandi as United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for a further two-and-a-half-year-period.
UNHCR High Commissioner states that the empowerment of women is vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world.
This World Refugee Day a spreading global violence is threatening the very foundations of our international system.
Eight years of violence and destruction have forced 5.6 million Syrians to flee the country and millions more are still internally displaced.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees 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.
All states must manage their borders as they see fit, but these measures should not result in closing avenues to asylum or forcing people to return to situations of danger.
UNHCR’s annual Global Trends report said 65.3 million people were displaced as of the end of 2015. This is the first time that the threshold of 60 million has been crossed.
UNHCR High Commissioner worried by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees who are in the process of being resettled to the United States.
UNHCR is working on a joint task force in South Sudan to help rescue and rehabilitate children who have been abducted by the LRA in Central Africa.
UNHCR High Commissioner António Guterres and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie warn about the scale of the crisis in the Mediterranean.
In a year marked by the pandemic, UNHCR’s key focus was to advocate for the inclusion of refugees in COVID-19 national response plans.
On the sixth anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign, UNHCR's High Commissioner Filippo Grandi called on world leaders to make bold and swift moves to eradicate statelessness.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres is calling on the international community to provide "massive" humanitarian support..
UNHCR’s Assistant High Commissioner for Protection said government responses have ranged from the most humane through to blanket denials of access to asylum and forced returns.
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 High Commissioner António Guterres describes the situation in the Central African Republic as "a humanitarian catastrophe of unspeakable proportions."
UNHCR High Commissioner expresses shock at boat capsizing in Mediterranean and the hundreds of lives lost.
High Commissioner António Guterres calls for renewed attention to the plight of Syrian children, as detailed in "The Future of Syria: Refugee Children in Crisis."
2011 has been a record year for forced displacement across borders, with more people becoming refugees than at any time since 2000.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees expresses concern for the dramatic numbers of people who are fleeing their homes in Syria.
UNHCR High Commissioner says the protection of civilians is key to Iraq’s future and should be foremost in the government’s strategy.
Statement attributable to Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees