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11 Dec 2016 description

Mogadishu, 10 December 2016 -Civil society groups, Members of Parliament and youth in Somalia today joined the rest of the world in observing the International Human Rights Day through art, speeches and a panel discussion at the Jazeera hotel in Mogadishu.

Citing this year’s theme “Stand up for someone’s rights today” the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Country Director for Somalia, George Conway, acknowledged the tremendous progress the country has made in addressing human rights situation.

06 Dec 2016 description


655,314 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population

60,647 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, over a third of whom are children.

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

14 Nov 2016 description
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Kenya: Government officials coercing refugees back to war-torn Somalia

Just two weeks before the deadline given to close the Dadaab refugee camp, Kenyan government officials are deliberately coercing refugees to return to Somalia, where they risk being injured or killed in the ongoing armed conflict, Amnesty International said in a report released today.

19 Sep 2016 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-third session
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

05 Sep 2016 description


Over 350,000
Persons of concern received NFIs from UNHCR

Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement

Non-Syrians with specific needs have been referred for assistance

Non-Syrian refugees and asylum-seekers provided with legal counselling

Officials and humanitarians trained by UNHCR on international protection

02 Sep 2016 description

During visit to Ankara, Filippo Grandi says he will continue to advocate for more international backing, including increased funding and refugee resettlement.

By: Melissa Fleming | 1 September 2016

ANKARA, Turkey – UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi expressed his commitment to bolster UNHCR’s support for Turkey’s refugee assistance and protection system on Thursday, the final day of a two-day visit.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.