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As UNHCR’s official UK charity, we support media with research, visual assets and interviews about UNHCR’s international humanitarian work. This includes emergency response work during humanitarian crises as well as campaigns to help refugees around the world access education, healthcare and livelihoods.

Please contact the team for assistance, including research, photography, B-Roll or more information about our campaigns.

Policy issues

If you are seeking UNHCR comment on any policy issues, including asylum-seeking or resettlement, or comment relating to UK Government policy, please contact Christine Pirovolakis at pirovola@unhcr.org 

For the latest global UNHCR media releases, please visit below.

UK for UNHCR media team:

Mark Macdonald

Director of Communications
mmacdonald@unrefugees.org.uk

Genna AlTai

Senior Digital Communications Officer (social media)
galtai@unrefugees.org.uk

UK for UNHCR News Releases

Record support as UK corporate sector stands with refugees 

28.04.22 – UK for UNHCR receives record £18 million in corporate donations to Ukraine Emergency Appeal. Learn more.

Football unites in global appeal for the United Nations response to Ukraine

29.03.22 – As the number of refugees fleeing Ukraine approaches four million, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and World Food Programme (WFP) launch the Football for Ukraine Emergency Appeal. Learn more.

Private sector donates over US$200 million to UNHCR’s Ukraine emergency response

15.03.22 – As humanitarian needs continue to rise, UN High Commissioner for Refugees calls on the private sector for continued support. Learn more.

One million refugees flee Ukraine in one week – Statement by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees

03.03.22 – In just seven days, one million people have fled Ukraine, uprooted by this senseless war. Learn more.

UK for UNHCR appeals for urgent funds for Ukraine crisis

02.03.22 – With more than 874,000 people fleeing Ukraine to escape military action, UK for UNHCR is urging people to donate to its Ukraine Emergency appeal now. Learn more.

UNHCR mobilizing to aid forcibly displaced in Ukraine and neighbouring countries

01.03.22 – As the number of refugees that have now fled Ukraine to neighboring countries in the past six days reaches 660,000, UNHCR is mobilizing resources to respond as quickly and effectively as possible. Learn more.

UK for UNHCR launches urgent Ukraine Emergency appeal

24.02.22 – As the situation for civilians in Ukraine deteriorates rapidly, UK for UNHCR has launched an urgent appeal for funds so that UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, can continue delivering essential support for displaced people across the country and the region. Learn more.

New research reveals all the nation wants for Christmas is kindness

15.12.21 – Author Max Porter and designers AAH YES STUDIO, Ruby Taylor, Alexandra Francis and Kate Gibb contribute their creativity to support displaced Syrian and Afghan families this winter and show how much kindness and warmth means. Learn more.

UK for UNHCR launches appeal with David Morrissey to help displaced Syrian and Afghan families survive the coming winter 

03.12.21 – UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s national charity, is calling on the UK public to help the UN Refugee Agency deliver aid to displaced Syrian and Afghan families across the Middle East and in Afghanistan before the worst of winter hits. Learn more.

UK for UNHCR launches urgent Afghanistan appeal

17.08.21 – As the situation for civilians in Afghanistan worsens, UK for UNHCR has launched an urgent appeal for funds so that the UN Refugee Agency can continue delivering support for displaced people across the country. Learn more.

UNHCR warns Afghanistan’s conflict taking the heaviest toll on displaced women and children

13.08.21 – UNHCR is alarmed by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan today. As widespread fighting intensifies, the United Nations in Afghanistan continues to call for a permanent ceasefire and a negotiated settlement in the interests of the Afghan people. Learn more.
 

‘The Refugee Dictionary’ unveiled to mark the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention – which defined who a refugee is, and their rights, in law

28.07.21 – A dictionary defining only one word – refugee – has been unveiled to mark today’s 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention, which the UK helped launch and ratify in 1951. Learn more.
 

UK for UNHCR announces new Chair, Charlotte Boyle

02.07.21 – UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s national charity partner for the UK, has appointed Charlotte Boyle as its new Chair of Trustees, alongside Mevan Babakar and Claire Hajaj as new Trustees.
 

UNHCR: World leaders must act to reverse the trend of soaring displacement

18.06.21 – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is urging world leaders to step up their efforts to foster peace, stability and cooperation in order to halt and begin reversing nearly a decade-long trend of surging displacement driven by violence and persecution.
 

UK for UNHCR launches ‘The Refugee Dictionary’ campaign marking the 70th anniversary of the UN Refugee Convention Because words are important

11.06.21 – UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s UK charity, was joined today by the nation’s favourite wordsmith Susie Dent to launch an important new campaign asking Britons to help compile a dictionary that will define only one word – “refugee” – but in thousands of different personal, emotive and thought-provoking ways.
 

Avanti Communications and UNHCR give connectivity to refugees in Uganda

20.05.21 – Avanti Communications (Avanti), a leading provider of satellite technology across EMEA, has commenced its collaboration with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, with the delivery and installation of free solar powered satellite broadband connectivity and laptops to seven UNHCR sites in remote and off grid refugee settlements in Uganda.
 

Every Second Counts for refugees, says UK for UNHCR in latest campaign for Ramadan 

15.04.21 – This Ramadan, UK for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency’s charity partner in the UK, urges greater solidarity with millions of refugees and internally displaced people hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic 

UK for UNHCR announces CEO & new trustee appointments

25.01.21 – Emma Cherniavsky appointed founding Chief Executive Officer and Katy Steward as new Trustee.

UNHCR Global News Releases

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