Renowned UK artist and refugees sow The Seeds of Hope across London

If you were out and about in London this May, you might have noticed some unusual and meaningful flowers popping up across the city. In the latest collaboration between British conceptual artist, Kate Daudy and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, The Seeds of Hope calls to mind the oneness of nature and humanity. Through art, video and digital, the project evokes how refugees with the right support and compassion can thrive – just as seeds blown by the wind can flower under any circumstance. Daudy’s iconic felt flowers started growing…

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IOC Refugee Olympic Team to represent more than 100 million displaced people at the Olympic Games Paris 2024

Thirty-six athletes from 11 different countries, hosted by 15 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and competing across 12 sports were named recently as members of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for Paris 2024. The announcement was made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, Thomas Bach, during a live-streamed ceremony from Olympic House in Lausanne, Switzerland. Appearing at the Olympic Games for the third time, the IOC Refugee Olympic Team will represent the many millions of displaced people around the world. According to UNHCR, there were an estimated 114 million people…

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Education Above All Foundation and UNHCR partner to enrol more out-of-school, refugee children

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and global development organization Education Above All (EAA) Foundation have signed a new, five-year agreement aimed at addressing the global challenge of out-of-school children (OOSC), including refugees, internally displaced people and host community children. The new agreement builds on the success of enrolling more than 1.6 million OOSC in 14 countries globally since 2012. The strategic partnership agreement signed in Doha by UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and EAA Foundation CEO, Fahad Al Sulaiti, will focus on supporting, promoting, and protecting the right…

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UNHCR launches fund to shield refugees and other displaced people from climate shocks

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today launched the UNHCR Climate Resilience Fund, seeking to boost the protection of refugees and displaced communities who are most threatened by climate change. As part of its work to protect and assist more than 114 million people who have been forced to flee, UNHCR already seeks to build people’s resilience and reduce their vulnerability to risks, including the impact of climate change. For the first time, the Fund will exclusively target financing efforts to protect the most threatened displaced communities, equipping them to prepare…

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Global forum closes with over $2.2bn in pledges to improve lives of refugees and hosts

The second Global Refugee Forum (GRF), which brought the international community together in solidarity, closed after three days with a range of pledges to improve the lives of the world’s refugees and the countries and communities that host them. The Forum – co-hosted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Switzerland and co-convened by Colombia, France, Japan, Jordan and Uganda – took place from 13-15 December in Geneva, Switzerland. It was attended by over 4,200 participants from 168 countries, including five heads of state or government, ministers, heads of international…

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