World Humanitarian Day 2014
UNHCR marks 19 August, World Humanitarian Day, as its staff memorial day. Read UNHCR staff stories on the stories.unhcr.org page.
UNHCR welcomes Council of Europe convention on combatting violence against women
The UN refugee agency has warmly welcomed the entry into force of a Council of Europe convention aimed at preventing and countering violence against women and domestic violence.
UNHCR: URGENT EUROPEAN ACTION NEEDED TO STOP RISING REFUGEE AND MIGRANT DEATHS AT SEA
More than 800 people have died this year alone in the Mediterranean, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil war.
UNHCR urges countries to do more for Syrian refugees in Europe
In a new report “Syrian Refugees in Europe: What Europe can do to Ensure Protection and Solidarity” UNHCR calls on European countries to strengthen their response to the Syrian crisis.