29 September 2014
A courageous Colombian women's rights network was in the spotlight on Monday as it received UNHCR's prestigious Nansen Refugee Award in Geneva, Switzerland, for its outstanding work to help victims of forced displacement and sexual abuse.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres will present the Colombian women's right network Red Mariposas de Alas Nuevas Construyendo Futuro – or Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future (Butterflies), the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award tonight at a ceremony in Geneva.
16 September 2014
The UN refugee agency on Tuesday issued a joint call on donors for US$34 million to fund urgent operations to help tens of thousands of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
15 September 2014
The question is simple: "Where are you from?" But in this rice-milling community in southern Mindanao, the answers are never straightforward.
UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie have called for increased efforts by European nations to contribute to the rescue of irregular migrants in peril on the high seas and warned about the scale of the crisis in the Mediterranean.
Refugee information presented in twice-weekly press briefings in Geneva.
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