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.
GirlForward provides a community of support for girls who have been displaced by war, conflict and persecution through three core programs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To honor Martin Luther King’s legacy, refugees and refugee advocates in the United Sates share their favorite Dr. King quote and how it inspires their work today.
Refugee children have overcome the most difficult situations, but their love for each other keeps them united and hopeful for better days ahead.
In 2019, we witnessed inspiring stories of refugees resettling in the United States and the incredible outpouring of support they received from individuals and their communities. These are five of the stories that inspired us in 2019.
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.
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As countries drastically reduce entry into their territories owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis, travel arrangements for resettling refugees are currently subject to severe disruptions. UNHCR and IOM are appealing to States, and working in close coordination with them, to ensure that movements can continue for the most critical emergency cases wherever possible.
The United Nations calls Yemen “the world’s worst humanitarian crisis,” as multiple factions in the country fight over political power and territory. Civilians bear the brunt of the violence: bombing, cross-fire, kidnapping, rape and indiscriminate attacks are a regular occurrence. One of the poorest countries in the Middle East, Yemen is on the brink of widespread famine.
UNHCR High Commissioner states that the empowerment of women is vital to better resolve a multitude of problems facing the world.