UNHCR launches global #HandinHandcampaign, a powerful message of unity urging the world to remember the plight of refugees this Ramadan

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, this Ramadan intensifies its efforts to support the overwhelming number of families torn apart by war and violence and who are struggling to provide for their families. The agency has launched today its global campaign #HandinHand to raise awareness around the pressing need of refugee families, particularly women and children, for vital support and cash assistance. In line with these efforts, UNHCR has kicked off a visual campaignthat will air across the globethroughout Ramadan. “Projections of Hope” aims to connect families throughout the region with…

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On World Refugee Day cities worldwide stand #WithRefugees

On World Refugee Day (June 20), mayors from more than 50 cities around the world, including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Los Angeles, Manchester, Mexico City, New York, São Paulo and Sydney, are calling for more local authorities and municipalities to join them in welcoming and including refugees in their communities. The Cities #WithRefugees initiative highlights the increasingly important role cities have taken on in accommodating refugees. Nearly two out of three refugees settle in urban areas whose residents are often the first to help refugees when they flee danger or later…

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UNHCR and OECD launch action plan to boost refugee employment

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, is launching today an innovative action plan to expand employment opportunities for refugees. The document not only identifies the challenges, opportunities and best practices in the integration of refugees to the labour market, but also offers a list of concrete actions to support the successful employment of refugees. “This Action Plan shows the way forward to ensure that the economic potential of refugees is fully harnessed, contributing to their social integration and offering a win-win situation…

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FCB Spain Is Crazy About ACNUR In First Campaign

After a contest between agencies, last December, the Spanish Committee of UNHCR (the UN Agency for Refugees) assigned its new brand campaign to FCB Spain. The campaign revolves around the concept ‘I am crazy about UNHCR’ to come to praise the value of the contributions of partners and donors, that without them, it would not be possible to make a positive difference in the lives of millions of people. The idea seeks to thank the partners for their contribution and awaken pride in belonging to UNHCR. The advertiser’s team has…

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UNHCR launches #WithRefugees solidarity tour

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, kicked off its #WithRefugees World Tour on Friday, 6 April 2018 with a sports day at Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp. The #WithRefugees World Tour, which runs through 1 October, is made up of dozens of public events to raise awareness and inspire more action for people who have been forced to flee conflict or persecution. The day-long event in Za’atari will include sports workshops featuring international athletes, including celebrated Egyptian Modern Pentathlete Aya Medani. Home to some 79,000 Syrian refugees, the event in the Jordanian…

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