Despite the U.S.'s long history of resettlement, myths about refugees and the resettlement process still remain. Debunking these myths is critical to creating a more welcoming home for refugees.
Stateless individuals are people deprived of a citizenship and its benefits. As such, many lack full access to services.
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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.
International artists, professors and friends from 30 countries join Maestro Shlomo Mintz and team up for a globe-spanning performance in support of the UN Refugee Agency’s COVID-19 appeal.
The UN Refugee Agency is calling on States to urgently release refugees and asylum-seekers who are being unlawfully and arbitrarily held in detention.
Despite an estimated 1.44 million refugees in urgent need of resettlement globally, only 22,770 were resettled through the UN Refugee Agency in 2020.
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.
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People across the United States are making a difference in the lives of refugees every single day. You, your friends and family members can make a difference today.
UNHCR High Commissioner worried by the uncertainty facing thousands of refugees who are in the process of being resettled to the United States.
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 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, the UN Refugee Agency, strongly welcomes today’s decision by President Biden to admit up to 62,500 people to the United States this year under the refugee resettlement program.
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?
Resettlement program ends as UNHCR receives their final expressions of interest from eligible Myanmar refugees who wish to start a new life in the United States.
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.
Daiana Lilo is stateless, but that's not stopping her from pursuing her dreams. She's a college student and advocate for statelessness issues in the United States.
Across the United States, school is in session. Children are strapping on backpacks, sharpening their pencils and studying for exams. But four million refugee girls and boys have nowhere to learn.
Basma Alawee is a former refugee from Iraq who became a citizen of the United States 2016. She's a refugee advocate and community organizer in Florida.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, urges the United States to prioritize family unity and the best interests of children as it implements new border management policies along the US-Mexico border.
On International Women’s Day, we are shining the spotlight on five remarkable stories of women who have gone the extra mile to welcome and empower refugees in the United States.
Fiston Mwesige is a former refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who became a citizen of the United States in June 2020. He is voting for the first time in the 2020 election.
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.
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.