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@RefugeesChief

The official Twitter account of UN High Commissioner for , Filippo Grandi.

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Joined December 2015

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  1. Pinned Tweet
    Jun 19

    On we remember that protecting people fleeing persecution, violence and war is a basic act of humanity shared by all cultures and enshrined in international law.

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  2. The Asian Development Bank is helping Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and their hosts with a big aid package. Another positive example of how development organizations are bringing new resources, ideas and approaches to refugee responses.

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  3. Jul 8

    Visit by PM of Ethiopia to Eritrea hopefully points to new, peaceful regional dynamics. May this effort succeed and inspire other leaders in Africa, where conflicts continue to displace millions.

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  4. Retweeted
    Jul 6

    UN Filippo Grandi took off his shoes, sat down on a mat on the floor, and listened to the children.

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  5. Jul 6

    Consultations on the Global Compact on Refugees have ended! The Compact, which must now be adopted by the UN General Assembly, will help us make responses to refugee crises more effective and more fairly shared across the international community.

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  6. Jul 5

    Statement of Secretary-General on the desperate situation of civilians in South West Syria trapped in conflict.

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  7. Jul 5

    A very useful piece by researcher on facts and politics in the European debate on migrants and refugees.

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  8. Jul 5

    My statement of today on the critical situation of civilians in South-West Syria.

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  9. Jul 4

    There is no migration/refugee crisis in Europe. Very low arrival and "secondary movement" figures are the opportunity for EU states to focus together on real issues like asylum reform, safe pathways and more+better aid to refugee hosting+transit countries.

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  10. Retweeted
    Jul 2

    We've had feedback over the last week that some people are unhappy with our plan to offer up to 14 scholarships to refugees living in the local area. To these people, we would like to say: Tough. Jog on.

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  11. Retweeted
    Jul 2

    Our cooperation with agencies is unprecedented. By filling the gap between humanitarian and development response, we are able to provide better support to refugees and host communities.

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  12. Jul 3

    More people drowning in the Mediterranean. Rescue at sea must not be taken hostage by politics.

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  13. Jul 3

    Young refugees are active as community workers in Rohingya settlements in Bangladesh. They help refugees understand, speak out, be heard and participate. A great project supported by UNHCR.

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  14. Jul 2

    I am really proud to announce that Ben Stiller is goodwill ambassador for UNHCR, the UN refugee organization. I have heard him tell beautiful stories about refugees. He does it with passion and conviction. Thank you, .

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  15. Retweeted

    Nothing could’ve prepared me for the scale of crisis and extent of suffering I saw today in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. I heard heartbreaking accounts from Rohingya refugees that will stay with me forever. My appeal to the int’l community is to step up support.

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  16. Jul 2

    “We have suffered many abuses,” say Rohingya refugee women to and , but now we need your help to move forward” - at the safe space with .

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  17. Jul 1

    Rohingya refugees in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, tell Secretary-General & President that they won’t return home unless their rights are not granted: citizenship, freedom of movement, access to jobs & services.

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  18. Jul 1

    President & Secretary-General , on a joint visit to Bangladesh, make the case for the & to work even closer together to address global challenges: climate change, migration, forced displacement, epidemics, development.

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  19. Retweeted
    Jun 30

    I told Minister Muhith that and I are here to express our gratitude to the people and the government of Bangladesh for their generosity toward the . will help by providing up to almost half a billion dollars in grants.

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  20. Jun 30

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reaffirms that Bangladesh, in spite of many challenges, remains hospitable to Rohingya refugees; visiting UN Secretary-General & President pledge more support for refugees & communities hosting them.

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  21. Retweeted
    Jun 30

    in Bangladesh hold elections to democratically elect their representatives (with refugee women winning big). A critical step forward to give voice to refugees and strengthen community governance.

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