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Jul 16, 2018, 11:05 ET Joint Statement - Ministers from Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Argentina, Spain and New Zealand underline their support for community-based refugee sponsorship in advance of the 2018 United

LONDON, July 16, 2018 /CNW/ - We, Ministers responsible for Immigration in our respective countries, are committed to piloting or implementing community-based refugee sponsorship programs as part of...


May 16, 2018, 08:15 ET Paramount Fine Foods CEO Mohamad Fakih teams up with UNHCR Canada to lend his voice and to raise funds for Rohingya refugees

TORONTO, May 16, 2018 /CNW/ - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency in Canada, is joining forces with Mohamad Fakih, President and CEO of Paramount Fine Foods, to raise funds for Rohingya refugees. The Fakih...


Oct 19, 2017, 13:27 ET Unifor donates $50,000 to UNHCR Canada to emergency aid for Rohingya refugees

TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2017 /CNW/ - UNHCR Canada, the UN Refugee Agency, has received CAD $50,000 from Unifor Social Justice Fund to provide emergency aid to Rohingya refugees. Since late August, more...


Apr 24, 2017, 10:00 ET Canada's 2016 Record High Level of Resettlement Praised by UNHCR

OTTAWA, April 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through...


Jan 24, 2017, 12:18 ET Jean-Nicolas Beuze joins UNHCR Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 24, 2017 /CNW/ - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada is pleased to announce that Mr. Jean-Nicolas Beuze took up his functions as the UNHCR...


Sep 19, 2016, 17:14 ET Canada, UNHCR & the Open Society Foundations Seek to Increase Refugee Resettlement through Private Sponsorship

NEW YORK, Sept. 19, 2016 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Open Society Foundations have agreed to launch a joint initiative aimed at...


Jun 17, 2016, 13:21 ET Canadians Prepare to Mark World Refugee Day

OTTAWA, June17, 2016 /CNW/ - On 20 June, World Refugee Day, Canadians will join people around the world to highlight the courage and perseverance shown by refugees in overcoming enormous odds to...


Apr 25, 2016, 11:00 ET UNHCR welcomes Morneau Shepell's renewed partnership to educate and empower refugee girls in Kakuma Camp

OTTAWA, April 25, 2016 /CNW/ - UNHCR welcomes Morneau Shepell's renewed commitment to provide secondary education to refugee girls in Kakuma Refugee Camp, Kenya. Morneau Shepell, UNHCR's largest...


Nov 27, 2015, 12:04 ET UNHCR applauds Canada's response to the Syrian crisis

OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2015 /CNW/ - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is extremely grateful to the People and the Government of Canada for their generous contribution...


Sep 16, 2015, 14:00 ET UNHCR thanks the Government of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and Ontario for their unprecedented contributions to the Syrian refugee crisis

OTTAWA, Sept. 16, 2015 (UNHCR) – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada thanks the People and the Governments of New Brunswick, Northwest Territories and...


Sep 08, 2015, 11:53 ET UNHCR praises the Government of Nova Scotia for its exemplary generous contribution to the Syrian refugee crisis

OTTAWA, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada thanks the People and the Government of Nova Scotia for their inspiring generous...


Jun 19, 2014, 13:05 ET Media Advisory - Canadians help raise awareness of the plight of 51.2 million individuals forcibly displaced on 20 June 2014, World Refugee Day

OTTAWA, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Events are being held across Canada to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June 2014. On this occasion, Canadians are invited to bring attention to the plight of the world's...


Dec 19, 2013, 11:18 ET Canadian Government Contribution to the UN Refugee Agency surpasses all time high

OTTAWA, Dec. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada's annual contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) so far this year, amounts to over 77 million Canadian dollars (CAD), making it...


Jul 19, 2013, 15:01 ET UNHCR welcomes the Supreme Court judgment in Ezokola

OTTAWA, July 19, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the judgment issued today by the Supreme Court of Canada in the case of Ezokola, which addresses...


Jun 18, 2013, 10:00 ET In 1 minute a family can lose everything, in 1 minute you can help them

OTTAWA, June 18, 2013 /CNW/ - While countries around the world prepare to mark World Refugee Day on 20 June, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is calling for greater...


May 14, 2013, 11:41 ET More emergency funds needed for the Syria refugee crisis

OTTAWA, May 14, 2013 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is raising the alarm over the continuous massive exodus and the growing humanitarian needs caused by the...


Jun 29, 2012, 13:45 ET UNHCR welcomes positive elements in the Canadian refugee reform, as Bill C-31, Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act, receives Royal Assent

OTTAWA, June 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Today as Bill C-31, Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act received royal assent, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) welcomes the positive...


Jun 19, 2012, 09:00 ET Canadians Prepare to mark World Refugee Day

OTTAWA, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Once again, on 20 June, World Refugee Day, Canadians will come together and join with the world to highlight the courage and perseverance shown by refugees in overcoming ...


Jun 04, 2012, 06:00 ET UNHCR Launches the "Dilemma Campaign" on OC Transpo Transit System

OTTAWA, June 4, 2012 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is launching in Ottawa a public campaign to raise awareness of the life and death decisions that millions of...


Mar 29, 2012, 17:24 ET UNHCR commends efforts to rescue and bring ashore passengers aboard SV Tabasco 2

OTTAWA, March 29, 2012 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) commends the efforts early this week to find, rescue and bring passengers on board the ill-fated SV Tabasco 2...


Aug 13, 2010, 17:07 ET UNHCR encouraged by Canada's efforts to receive ship carrying Sri Lankans

OTTAWA, Aug. 13 /CNW/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is encouraged by actions on the part of the Canadian authorities to receive and provide assistance for a boat...


Jun 17, 2010, 11:00 ET "You can take away my home but you cannot take away my future"

OTTAWA, June 17 /CNW Telbec/ - On World Refugee Day, 20 June 2010, the world will honour refugees for their determination under a global theme of "Home - you can take away my home but you cannot take ...


Mar 18, 2010, 17:37 ET Refugee protection and the challenges of solutions

OTTAWA, March 18 /CNW Telbec/ - The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. António Guterres will address the Canadian news media at a Breakfast meeting at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 24 March...