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05 Dec 2017 description

119.4 M required for 2017
20.9 M contributions received, representing 17% of requirements
98.6 M funding gap for Latin America

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05 Dec 2017 description

28.9 M required for 2017
5.4 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements
23.5 M funding gap for the North of Central America Situation

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26 Nov 2017 description

“Que nadie se quede atrás: Pongamos fin a la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas”.

25 de noviembre de 2017 (ACNUR) - La campaña 16 Días de Activismo contra la Violencia Sexual y de Género inicia cada año el 25 de noviembre, Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer, y concluye el 10 de diciembre, Día de los Derechos Humanos. El tema de este año, en línea con los objetivos del desarrollo sostenible es: “Que nadie se quede atrás: Pongamos fin a la violencia contra las mujeres y niñas.”

26 Nov 2017 description

El Ayuntamiento de Tapachula y la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR) firmaron ayer el convenio de colaboración para facilitar y promover la integración de las personas solicitantes de asilo y refugiadas en ese municipio de la frontera sur de México.

02 Nov 2017 description

119.0 M required for 2017

20.2 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements

98.8 M funding gap for Latin America

All figures are displayed in USD

28 Oct 2017 description

The number of Venezuelans seeking asylum has risen yearly since 2014.
Between 2014 and 2017, over 100,000 asylum claims were lodged, half of which in 2017 alone (as of September).

Many Venezuelans who have left their country are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, violence and forced to seek alternative coping mechanisms. This is particularly the case in border areas where services are limited and insecurity is high.

27 Oct 2017 description

A regional conference hosted by the Government of Honduras in San Pedro Sula, concluded Thursday with a series of concrete initiatives by the countries in North and Central America to strengthen protection and solutions for asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons and refugees. States and other important stakeholders, including affected population, civil society, the private sector and the international community, have pledged strong support to all these initiatives.

17 Oct 2017 description

Desde 2011, Fray Tomás González Castillo ha acogido a quienes huyen de la violencia y la persecución en el Norte de Centroamérica.

TENOSIQUE, México, 17 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) – En un albergue cercano a la frontera con Guatemala, un fraile mexicano ofrece protección y asistencia humanitaria a quienes huyen de la violencia, la extorsión y el reclutamiento forzado de las pandillas en el Norte de Centroamérica.

17 Oct 2017 description

Since 2011, Friar Tomás González Castillo has welcomed those fleeing violence and persecution in northern Central America.

17 October 2017

TENOSIQUE, Mexico – At a shelter near the Guatemalan border, a Mexican friar provides protection and humanitarian assistance to people fleeing violence, extortion and forced recruitment by gangs in the north of Central America.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in the Americas

A. Situational context including new developments

Colombia situation

03 Oct 2017 description

The North of Central America suffers high levels of violence stemming from gangs and other organized criminal groups.

This insecurity is compelling an increasing number of persons - often entire families - to flee their homes, within their countries or to nearby countries.

All countries in the region are affected by these movements and a regional response is therefore of paramount importance.


02 Oct 2017 description

118.1 M required for 2017

14.8 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements

103.3 M funding gap for Latin America

29 Sep 2017 description

El informe sobre tierras y vivienda se basa en entrevistas con personas desplazadas, incluidas las comunidades locales, indígenas, campesinas y afro-hondureñas, autoridades nacionales y locales, expertos y la sociedad civil.

29 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Sep 2017 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees


Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.

The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.

17 Sep 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Andrej Mahecic – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 15 septembre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Un an après la Déclaration de New York pour les réfugiés et migrants, par laquelle 193 États membres ont pris l’engagement historique de partager plus équitablement la responsabilité pour les réfugiés dans le monde, plusieurs pays mettent en place des changements significatifs dans leurs législations, politiques et interventions en faveur des réfugiés.

16 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

A year on from the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, in which all 193 Member States of the United Nations made a historic commitment to more equitably share responsibility for the world’s refugees, significant changes in refugee law, policies and responses are taking hold in several countries.

06 Sep 2017 description

Between them, those shortlisted for this year’s prestigious humanitarian award have helped thousands uprooted from their homes and forced to flee.

GENEVA - From promoting education among refugees in western Uganda to welcoming LGBTI asylum-seekers fleeing persecution in Central America, the five runners-up for this year’s annual UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award illustrate the commitment and dedication of those who support people displaced by war and conflict.

29 Aug 2017 description

Mientras miles de personas huyen de la violencia de las pandillas buscando la seguridad en México, el Alto Comisionado Filippo Grandi resalta los nuevos importantes esfuerzos para fortalecer la integración.

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 28 de agosto de 2017 (ACNUR) - Ofreciendo un menú con base en platillos locales, este concurrido restaurante se parece a muchos otros en la extensa capital mexicana. Lo que es diferente es el personal.

29 Aug 2017 description

As thousands flee violent street gangs for safety in Mexico, UN Refugee Chief Filippo Grandi highlights important new efforts to strengthen integration.

By James Fredrick

MEXICO CITY – Offering a menu based around local dishes, the busy diner is like many others in the sprawling Mexican capital. What is unique are the staff.

The cooks, waiters and waitresses have all fled violence and persecution for safety in Mexico, and are getting a chance to start over at the restaurant.