We deplore today’s violent attack in a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh. At least seven refugees have tragically died and others, including children are injured. We urge authorities to improve security in the camps and to investigate the incident.
UNHCR appeals for urgent action to end stalemate on Belarus-EU border. Eight deaths have now been reported in the border region, where several groups of asylum-seekers, refugees and migrants have been stranded for weeks in increasingly dire conditions.
Together with the humanitarian country team and South Sudan’s government, UNHCR is delivering urgently needed support to the most affected, including hygiene items, food, emergency shelter and solar lanterns to provide light
With devastating flooding expected to continue as the climate crisis intensifies, UNHCR is calling on the international community to urgently assist affected communities to rebuild and protect people’s lives and livelihoods.
The recent floods primarily affect four states in South Sudan. In some areas, it is the worst flooding since 1962. Others continue to experience the impact of these adverse weather events, where three years of consecutive flooding has eroded people’s ability to cope and survive
Climate emergency is being felt on every continent and in every region, but its impacts are profoundly felt in East Africa. Communities, already struggling, are facing unprecedented floods and storms, unreliable rainfall, and distress under hotter and drier conditions
@Refugees met 1,000 people who had walked for seven days to reach Malakal town. Women, children, and elderly people arrived exhausted and hungry. Some had not eaten in days. Others are marooned on islands surrounded by water, sheltering under trees and unable to cross to safety
Worst flooding in decades impacts over 700,000 people across South Sudan, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is alarmed at the critical needs facing the most vulnerable https://t.co/AxuNNYXbwy @refugees @jhamal4
.@FilippoGrandi reaffirmed UNHCR’s support to the most vulnerable in Syria and urged an increase in the scope of humanitarian assistance in the country including to people who have chosen to return home https://t.co/uoxfg4CeQN