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UNGA75 extends Filippo Grandi’s mandate as head of UNHCR

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NEW YORK/GENEVA, NOVEMBER 23 - The United Nations General Assembly has re-elected Filippo Grandi High Commissioner for Refugees until 30 June 2023, a further two-and-a-half-year-period. The...

UNRWA: Italy contributes one million dollars to emergency appeal in Lebanon

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BEIRUT, AUGUST 7 - The Ambassador of Italy in Lebanon, Nicoletta Bombardiere, and the Director of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine...

Cate Blanchett receives humanitarian award, dedicates to UNHCR Alessandra Morelli

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GENEVA, JUNE 28 - The entertainment magazine Variety presented Cate Blanchett with an award for her humanitarian work with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and...

COVID-19: Grandi (UNHCR) and Fore (UNICEF), forcibly displaced children need help...

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GENEVA / NEW YORK, APRIL 21 – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, forcibly displaced children need more support than ever, Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director,...

Covid-19: Council of Europe calls for release of immigration detenees

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STRASBURG, 2 APRIL - Commissioner of Human Rights at Council of Europe, Dunja Mijatović, calls for release of immigration detainees while Covid-19 crisis continues....

Refugee resettlement temporarily suspended due to COVID-19

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GENEVA, MARCH 18 -UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration announced on Tuesday that they will temporarily suspend resettlement departures for refugees due to...

Coronavirus: UN agencies temporarily suspend refugees resettlement travel

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GENEVA, MARCH 17 - A “vital lifeline” for vulnerable families forced to flee their homelands has fallen victim to the COVID-19 pandemic as two UN agencies announced on Tuesday that...

Documentation: Mr. Guterres and Mr. Grandi meet the press after first...

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GENEVA, DECEMBER 17 - On the first day of the Global Refugee Forum, UN Secretary-General António Guterres and his successor in Geneva, UN High...

Global Refugees Forum opens in Geneva: Grandi (UNHCR), world must ‘reboot’...

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GENEVA, DECEMBER 17 - The world needs to transform the way it responds to refugee situations and do more for the struggling countries that...

Humanitarian corridors: Pope Francis brings 43 asylum seekers from Lesvos to...

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VATICAN CITY, DECEMBER 3 - The Vatican announced on Monday that Pope Francis has dispatched an aide to the Greek island of Lesvos to...

Auditors urged the EU to step up action to ease migrant...

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BRUSSELS, NOVEMBER 14- European auditors on Wednesday said that European Union measures aimed at easing migrant pressure on Greece and Italy have been only...

With a cast of refugees Mozart’s Idomeneo plays at the Rome...

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ROME, NOVEMBER 11TH- A version of Mozart's Idomeneo in which the cast includes migrants and refugees is playing until November 16 at the Rome...

UNHCR: Grandi, our work is humanitarian and non-political; Zappia, Italy reaffirms...

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NEW YORK, OCTOBER 31 - Addressing the “interactive dialogue” with member States in the 3rd Committee of the General Assembly, the High Commissioner for...

UNIRE: “returning to refugees self-representation and self-narration”

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ROME, OCTOBER 29 - The National Italian Network for Refugees and Exiled (UNIRE) was launched on October 26 in Rome, counting 50 members from...

Libya: Del Re, situation in detention centers is “particularly worrying”

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ROME, OCTOBER 22 - The condition faced by immigrants and refugees at the detention centers in Libya is "particularly worrying" and needs to be...

New UNHCR evacuation of refugees from Libya to Italy, as Tripoli...

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ROME, SEPTEMBER 12 - A group of 98 vulnerable refugees have been today evacuated out of Libya to Italy, the third direct humanitarian evacuation...

Libya: UNHCR evacuates 149 vulnerable refugees out of Libya to...

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ROME, MAY 30 - Amid violent clashes and a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, 149 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers were evacuated to safety in Rome. The evacuees...

Venice Biennale: UHNCR will take part with exhibition “Rothko in Lampedusa”

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VENICE, MAY 3 - In partnership with UNHCR, Rothko in Lampedusa is an independent exhibition during the 58th Venice Biennale reflecting on the inherent and individual value...

Italy with UNHCR: 7 million Euros to projects in Libya, Ethiopia,...

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ROME, APRIL 20 - The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation approved new financial contributions worth 7 million Euro towards the Office of...

UN’s Grandi slams “toxic language of politics” aimed at refugees and...

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NEW YORK, APRIL 9 - In a heartfelt briefing to the Security Council on Tuesday, Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said...