United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Current Affairs, GK & News

UN Report on Racial Justice and Equality

United Nations published its report on Racial Justice & Equality and called to immediately dismantle systemic racism against black people worldwide to avoid repeating outrages such as killing of George Floyd. Key findings of report UN report was triggered by death of Floyd, who was murdered by white US police officer, Michelle Bachelet. According to ..

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Sadako Ogata, first female UNHCR chief passes away

Sadako Ogata (92), a high-profile Japanese diplomat who served as the first female United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) from 1991 to 2000, has passed away on Oct. 22 in Tokyo.

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India pledges $5 Million aid to UN Palestine Refugee Agency in 2019

India has pledged to contribute $5 Million in 2019 to United Nation Palestine refugee agency. This move comes amid India voiced its concern over agency’s financial situation and called for ensuring sustained financial support for its work. India and UNRWA During UN General Assembly (UNGA) Ad Hoc Committee meeting for Voluntary Contributions to United Nations ..

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2019 edition of World Refugee Day (WRD)

The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed every year on 20th of June to celebrate the stories and contributions of refugees. The 2019 theme is “#Step with Refugees – Take a Step on World Refugee Day”. According to the latest annual study released by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 70.8 ..

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Dr. Evan Atar Adaha official winner of 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

Dr. Evan Atar Adaha, surgeon and medical director at a hospital in Bunj of north-eastern South Sudan, has won the prestigious the 2018 UNHCR Nansen Refugee for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict. He also provides health services to locals as well as refugees from Sudan’s neighbouring ..

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