‘Poverty strikes often before COVID-19’ – UNHCR chief

Remarks by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan. The UN’s High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, said, “poverty strikes often before COVID-19” and cited the examples “Venezuelans in South America, to Afghans in Southwest Asia, to Syrians in Lebanon and Jordan and … Read more ‘Poverty strikes often before COVID-19’ – UNHCR chief

Challenges and dilemmas in the global response to COVID-19

So far, COVID-19 has infected more than 200,000 people and caused nearly 10,000 deaths worldwide. With the number rising daily, governments around the world are scrambling to manage the pandemic. Filippo Grandi, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), shares his view with CGTN about challenges and dilemmas posed by continuing to guarantee refugees … Read more Challenges and dilemmas in the global response to COVID-19

Leaders Celebrate Anniversaries of Conventions on Refugees and Statelessness

World leaders have convened in Geneva, Switzerland, to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and the fiftieth anniversary of the 1961 Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Refugee Commissioner António Guterres and Finland’s former President and Nobel laureate Martti Ahtisaari were all … Read more Leaders Celebrate Anniversaries of Conventions on Refugees and Statelessness

Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia

“Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia” as presented by Professor Edgren Schori to Adelphi University on Thursday, November 11th, 2010, at 3pm in Adelphi’s Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY and sponsored by the International Initiatives Committee (IIC). An IDP is someone who is forced to flee her or … Read more Considering Gender in Conflict Affected Populations: The Republic of Georgia