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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency

We are #UNHCR, the @UN Refugee Agency. We save lives and protect the rights of refugees, asylum-seekers, stateless people and all who are forced to flee.

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Joined on 11 April, 2008

http://www.unhcr.org/

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Replying to @antonioguterres: Congratulations to @FilippoGrandi on your re-election as High Commissioner for @Refugees. I look forward to continue wโ€ฆ

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Quoted @FilippoGrandi

The @UN General Assembly has re-elected me High Commissioner for Refugees until 30 June 2023.

I am humbled, and grateful to Secretary-General @antonioguterres for his support.

My UNHCR colleagues and I will keep working hard with refugees, displaced, stateless people worldwide.

Congratulations to @FilippoGrandi on your re-election as High Commissioner for @Refugees. I look forward to continue working together in support of the millions of people uprooted by war and persecution.

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At least 100 million people were forced to flee their homes in the past decade, seeking refuge either in or outside their countries.

Today, more than 1% of the world's entire population is displaced.

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From Maine to the world, UNHCR's Deputy High Commissioner @KellyTClements has a message to share with ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‘‡

Thank you for helping refugees rebuild their lives and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Replying to @FemiOke: A few hours ago I spoke to @AnnEncontre the @Refugees representative in #Ethiopia about the impact of the #Tigray conflict onโ€ฆ

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Replying to @UN_News_Centre: The #Afghanistan2020 Conference heard from top @UN officials @mbachelet and @FilippoGrandi that a sustained ceasefire iโ€ฆ

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The #Afghanistan2020 Conference heard from top @UN officials @mbachelet and @FilippoGrandi that a sustained ceasefire is crucial for any degree of normality to return.

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Human rights donโ€™t differ based on whether you seek safety by land, air or sea.

Everyone has the right to seek asylum.

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Replying to @UNHCRUSA: From Maine to the world, UNHCR's @KellyTClements has a message to share ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™œ๐™š๐™š๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ก๐™žโ€ฆ

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Replying to @FilippoGrandi: The @UN General Assembly has re-elected me High Commissioner for Refugees until 30 June 2023.

I am humbled, and gratefuโ€ฆ

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Replying to @FilippoGrandi: Afghans continue to be among the most displaced people in the world.

A peace agreement that truly safeguards the rightsโ€ฆ

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From Maine to the world, UNHCR's @KellyTClements has a message to share ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‘‡

๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™  ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™š๐™ก๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™ง๐™š๐™›๐™ช๐™œ๐™š๐™š๐™จ ๐™ง๐™š๐™—๐™ช๐™ž๐™ก๐™™ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ก๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™–๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ฎ ๐™๐™๐™–๐™ฃ๐™ ๐™จ๐™œ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ!

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From providing maternal care to treating victims of road accidents, this emergency service supported by @UNHCRLibya continues to give vital medical support to refugees in need. ๐Ÿค

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Here are 5๏ธโƒฃ things you need to know about Afghan refugees:

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Every child deserves a safe childhood.

Little Larin has a message for you ๐Ÿ’™

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Iran and Pakistan collectively host 87% of the worldโ€™s 2.7 million registered Afghan refugees.

The international community must continue to invest in these host communities.

#Afghanistan2020

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Afghans continue to be among the most displaced people in the world.

A peace agreement that truly safeguards the rights of all Afghans, including women and girls, can pave the way for solutions.

And the international community must stay engaged.

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"I say thank God that I made it this far and now I am optimistic about the future. I hope I will have a better life than the one I had before.โ€

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For more than 40 years, millions of Afghans have faced conflict + forced displacement.

They need peace + support to
Build strongย 
Resilient andย 
Inclusive communities

Info: ย ย 

#Afghanistan2020

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A few hours ago I spoke to @AnnEncontre the @Refugees representative in #Ethiopia about the impact of the #Tigray conflict on civilians.

Watch the full conversation on the @AJStream Instagram account:

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With peace efforts gradually paving the way for the safe return of Afghan refugees we must continue to support them.

40 years on, the world canโ€™t look away from Afghanistan.

#Afghanistan2020ย 

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The future of millions of Afghans depends on successful peace talks + the commitment of the international community.

UN Refugees Chief @FilippoGrandi warns of grave consequences if the world looks away from Afghanistan ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซย 

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After living in constant fear, the Al-Naseri family have finally found a home in Australia.

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Our UNHCR teams are on the ground helping refugees as they arrive in Sudan - but the needs far outstrip our capacity.

We urgently need more support:

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Being separated from loved ones is one of the most painful realities of fleeing violence. ๐Ÿ’”

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