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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.

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

UK for UNHCR media team:

Mark Macdonald

Director of Communications

Genna AlTai

Senior Digital Communications Officer (social media)

UK for UNHCR News Releases

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.

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