Pressemeldinger

UNHCR congratulates Lithuania for becoming the 52nd State party to the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness

26-07-2013 09:46 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UNHCR praises the Republic of Lithuania for taking further steps to prevent and reduce statelessness through accession to the 1961 Convention. Lithuania is already a State party to the 1954 Convention Relating to the Status of Stateless Persons, since 1999.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees urges Europe to do more for Syrian asylum-seekers

19-07-2013 10:28 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres expressed concern yesterday, about serious gaps in the protection of Syrians arriving in Europe and urged a more generous and consistent approach to Syrians seeking shelter and asylum in Europe.

UNHCR chief urges neighbours to maintain open access for fleeing Syrians

19-07-2013 10:22 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres urged on Tuesday countries against restricting cross-border access for Syrian refugees, while warning that immediate measures must be taken to mitigate the enormous risks of spill-over and to stabilize Syria’s neighbours.

UNHCR reinforces assistance to refugee hosting countries, ahead of Mali elections

28-06-2013 15:49 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR With a month to go before the 28 July presidential elections in Mali, UNHCR is strengthening its role in helping neighbouring countries deal with out-of-country voting for Malian refugees.

Statement for World Refugee Day 2013 - UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie

20-06-2013 16:03 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Ms. Jolie delivered the following statement today at a joint press conference at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan with UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres and Norwegian Foreign Affairs Minister Espen Barth Eide.

Statement for World Refugee Day 2013 by António Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees

20-06-2013 14:39 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR The following is a statement for World Refugee Day 2013, by High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. Mr. Guterres is currently on mission in Amman, Jordan.

UNHCR SPECIAL ENVOY ANGELINA JOLIE IN JORDAN, VISITS SYRIAN BORDER

19-06-2013 17:39 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR Hollywood actress and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie is in Jordan to mark World Refugee Day, which each year is commemorated on June 20. UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, and Ms Jolie will be meeting government officials and refugees living in Jordan’s cities, as well as in the sprawling Za’atri refugee camp.

UNHCRs Global Trends 2012: Høyeste antall flyktninger på 18 år

19-06-2013 14:48 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR FNs Høykommissær for flyktninger, UNHCR, har gitt ut en ny rapport som viser at antallet flyktninger i verden i dag er på det høyeste nivået siden 19941. Syria-krisen er en av faktorene som har ført til det høye antallet. Rapporten viser at mer enn 45,2 millioner mennesker var på flukt i slutten av 2012, jamført med 42,5 millioner mennesker i slutten av 2011.

MEDIA ADVISORY Syria Regional Response Plan

07-06-2013 17:29 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR UN humanitarian agencies announced today in Geneva a major new funding push relating to the humanitarian situations inside Syria as well as that in the surrounding region.

Refugees from fighting in Syria's Al Qusayr report harsh conditions, difficulties in reaching safety

04-06-2013 14:29 CEST FNs høykommissær for flyktninger UNHCR With the battle for Al Qusayr in Syria now into its third week, UNHCR has been seeing small numbers of Qusayri refugees arriving in eastern Lebanon.