DLA Piper launches global partnership with UNHCR 

DLA Piper announces a new partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) that will see the two organisations working collaboratively to develop innovative responses to the global refugee crisis, enhance refugee integration and advocate for impactful, systemic change. During the first three years, DLA Piper will provide pro bono support worth over $3.7m and contribute financially to the agency’s global programmes. The partnership has been developed in collaboration with UK for UNHCR, an organisation responsible for developing humanitarian partnerships with British corporations that support global relief efforts for refugees.   …

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More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report

A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, have said, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies from Africa to Afghanistan as leading causes. “Every year of the last decade, the numbers have climbed,” said UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi. “Either the international community comes together to take action to address this human tragedy, resolve conflicts and find lasting solutions, or this terrible trend will continue.” Today, one in every 78 people on earth…

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FC Barcelona and UNHCR kick off partnership with new football jersey in support of refugee children

FC Barcelona and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, kicked off their partnership today with the launch of a new football jersey and a pledge to support sports initiatives for refugee children on four continents. UNHCR’s logo is featured for the first time on the new FC Barcelona men’s and women’s first team jerseys. The jersey, part of FC Barcelona’s new kit for the 2022-23 season, serves as a message of solidarity with more than 100 million people who have been forced to flee their homes. The partnership will span over…

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UNHCR and TikTok launch campaign in solidarity with refugees from Ukraine and beyond

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and TikTok have joined hands to launch a music campaign promoting solidarity with refugees globally. The campaign began with #TheWorldNeeds, a UNHCR-initiated global hashtag challenge, to be followed by a series of TikTok LIVE concerts from May 4 to May 7. #TheWorldNeeds calls on creators, artists, and communities to spread a message of global support for refugees calling for safe and legal access to asylum for all. With the support of Warner Recorded Music, Warner Chappell Music and BMG, Dionne Warwick’s iconic track “What The World…

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UNHCR and the European Union launch 360-degree interactive film on Venezuelan displacement in Ecuador

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the European Union launched today an innovative 360-degree interactive film that tells the story of a young woman from Venezuela who fled from her country in search of safety in Ecuador. On the Other Side is a virtual reality film that aims to create empathy among the European and global public about the situation of Venezuelans who have left their country due to insecurity, persecution and widespread shortages of basic goods and services. With more than 6 million refugees and migrants, the exodus from…

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