UNHCR Syria In Focus - February 2017 [EN/AR]

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 17 Feb 2017

Highlights

  • UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Visits Syria
  • IDP Summary 2016
  • Voices from the Field
  • UNHCR and UNDP MoU
  • UNHCR Mission to Daraa
  • CRIs throughout Syria

UN High Commissioner for Refugees Visits Syria

On January 30, the High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi began a three-day visit to Syria where he met with high-ranking Government officials, including the Minister and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Deputy Prime-Minister, Minister of Local Administration and Head of the High Relief Committee, and the Minister of Social Affairs and Labor. Also the High Commissioner’s mission programme included meetings with the UN Heads of Agencies, NGOs and UNHCR staff where he was very warmly received.

In addition, accompanied by the UNHCR Syria representative, he visited Homs, where he met and discussed with the Governor a wide range of relevant humanitarian and operational issues, in addition to visiting a community centre and a UNHCR-rehabilitated IDP shelter in the Old city of Homs.