The official Twitter account of 🇺🇳 UN High Commissioner for @Refugees, Filippo Grandi.

Geneva, Switzerland
Joined December 2015
Giving asylum and granting protection to people fleeing from persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity saves lives. UNHCR is proud to partner with organizations supporting #LGBTIQ+ people, especially those who are forcibly displaced or stateless. #IDAHOTB
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At a @Stadt_Wien centre, well managed by @trainofhope volunteers, I heard stories from refugees just arrived from Ukraine. Many told me that indiscriminate shelling had destroyed all they had. All said they wanted to return as soon as war ends. That is why, also, war must end.
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This week, the @UN leadership met in person in Vienna — a timely opportunity, given the size, gravity and urgency of global challenges: climate, COVID, inequalities, wars; and with @antonioguterres’ “Our Common Agenda” providing vision and direction for the future.
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Saying that the people fleeing Ukraine are “real refugees” and those who do so from other parts of the world are not, is shameful and racist. All those who flee war, persecution and discrimination have the right to seek asylum. Full interview on @ORF 👇🏻 tvthek.orf.at/profile/Langfa…
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I was honoured to be received by President @vanderbellen of Austria. I thanked him for his country’s generous reception of refugees from Ukraine, for Austria’s growing support to UNHCR and for his commitment to the cause of those who flee war, discrimination and persecution.
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40 years after the start of the #AIDS pandemic, #HIV continues to affect millions, especially in poor, marginalized contexts. UNHCR, with fellow @UNAIDS co-sponsors, advocates for the rights, and helps meet the needs of displaced people at risk of infection. @Winnie_Byanyima
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By coincidence, the number of Syrian and Ukrainian refugees is currently the same: 5.7 million, a sign of the gravity of today’s humanitarian challenges. In this context, pledges made at the #SyriaConf22 to help Syrians in need, US$4.3 billion for 2022, are especially important.
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“We need a renewed and stronger commitment to meet the urgent needs of Syrian refugees and their host communities, to prevent a further deterioration of living conditions.” From my statement at #SyriaConf22. US$10.5 billion required to meet urgent needs in Syria and the region.
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European support to the victims of war in Ukraine has been remarkable, especially its unified, generous response to the refugee crisis. May the same unity and generosity drive Europe’s responses to crises everywhere, in solidarity with all those who suffer and flee. #EuropeDay
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Ho ringraziato il ministro @luigidimaio per la collaborazione e per il prezioso appoggio dell’Italia 🇮🇹 al lavoro dell’UNHCR — in Ucraina, nei paesi che ospitano rifugiati ucraini e nel resto del mondo, soprattutto in Africa e Medio Oriente. @ItalyMFA @ItalyUN_Geneva @ItalyUN_NY
Ho appena sentito l'Alto Commissario Onu per i Rifugiati @FilippoGrandi. Come Italia continuiamo a dare pieno supporto all'impegno per la creazione di corridoi umanitari e condividiamo la preoccupazione per la crisi alimentare in atto. Massimo sostegno al lavoro delle @UN.
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Grateful for invitation to speak at donor conference for Ukraine🇺🇦 called by @MorawieckiM 🇵🇱 and @SwedishPM 🇸🇪. I stressed priorities for displaced/refugees: cash programmes, shelter and accommodation, protection of the vulnerable, and planning for eventual return and solutions.
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On #EidAlFitr let us celebrate Muslim philanthropy. Thousands of Muslim organizations — and millions of individuals — every day relieve the suffering of people in need by giving and sharing. They are champions of solidarity in our fractured, difficult world. #EidMubarak
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La « Déclaration de Yaoundé » a été signée par 7 pays: Cameroun, Rép du Congo, RDC, RCA, Soudan, Sud Soudan et Tchad. Tous se sont engagés à mieux protéger les réfugiés et déplacés de la Rép Centrafricaine, tout en cherchant, ensemble, des solutions durables avec l’appui du HCR.
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The “Yaoundé Declaration” was signed by Cameroon, CAR, Chad, Rep of Congo, DRC, South Sudan and Sudan. All re-committed to focus on refugees and displaced from the Central African Republic: strengthening their protection and seeking solutions to their plight. UNHCR will support.
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Delighted to welcome @AranchaGlezLaya at UNHCR and to speak about her work at @PSIASciencesPo, investing in future leaders. Always ready and happy to contribute!
Thank you @FilippoGrandi @Refugees for being a friend of @PSIASciencesPo and supporting our students interested on human rights & humanitarian affairs 🙏🙏
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Filippo Grandi retweeted
War is evil.
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Une journée dans l’Extrême Nord du Cameroun avec les déplacés du Logone et Chari. L’urgence climatique complique les relations entre communautés et crée des situations de conflit parfois violent. L’@ONU_fr et @Le_HCR encouragent et appuient les efforts de paix du gouvernement.
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We spent the day in Cameroon’s Far North with the displaced people from Logone and Chari. The climate emergency has complicated inter-communal relations and caused, at times, violent conflict. The @UN and #UNHCR encourage and support the government’s efforts to restore peace.
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UNHCR has major reservations regarding the new UK legislation on nationality, asylum and immigration. It undermines the ability of people in danger to seek refuge in the UK and it weakens refugee protection worldwide. Read further comments by UNHCR 👇🏻 unhcr.org/en-us/news/press/2…
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Happy to participate in the Regional Ministerial Conference on solutions for Central African refugees and displaced people, marked by excellent cooperation between the Central African Republic, states in the region and UNHCR. And big thanks to Cameroon for hosting the conference!
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