Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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U.S. aid is vital to what we do to support refugees around the world and to find solutions to their situations.feedback
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Sep 18 2017 Refugees
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Filippo Grandi is associated, including Lebanon, Europe, and refugee. Most recently, Filippo Grandi has been quoted saying: “Four years on, more than 2,000 people are still languishing in unacceptable circumstances. Families have been separated and many have suffered physical and psychological harm.” in the article U.N. Says Australia Reneged on Pledge to Accept Some Refugees.
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Mar 07 2017 - Refugees

The imperative remains to provide protection for people fleeing deadly violence, and we are concerned that this decision, though temporary, may compound the anguish for those it affects. Americans have long played a crucial role in promoting global stability while simultaneously exemplifying the highest humanitarian ideals, from support for refugee emergencies overseas, to welcoming some of the most vulnerable refugee families in the United States to rebuild their lives in safety, freedom and dignity.feedback

Feb 01 2017 - Refugees

When you see this destruction you really understand what being a refugee means, and why it is so important to show solidarity and not rejection, to provide them with asylum when possible and not push them back across borders.feedback

Nov 03 2016 - Refugees

I am deeply saddened by another tragedy on the high seas. So many lives could be saved through more resettlement and legal pathways to protection. The Mediterranean is a deadly stretch of sea for refugees and migrants, yet they still see no other option but to risk their lives to cross it.feedback

Sep 20 2016 - Refugees

Refugees need access to financial and legal services, education, and employment opportunities; we believe the private sector is uniquely placed to help build the infrastructure needed to support these services.feedback

Sep 15 2016 - Refugees

Given this sobering picture, it is critical that we think beyond a refugee's basic survival.feedback

Jun 20 2016

I hope that the message carried by those forcibly displaced reaches the leaderships: We need action, political action, to stop conflicts. The message that they have carried is: 'If you don't solve problems, problems will come to you.feedback

Jun 20 2016

But I am talking about legislative barriers that are coming up, including in countries like in the industrialised world that have been for a long time bastions of principles, principle in defending the fundamental rights linked to asylum.feedback

Jun 20 2016

Everybody has to share responsibility now.feedback

Jun 20 2016

The fact that that flow has stopped does not mean the problem of displacement has ended. It may have ended for some countries that don't have to deal with it anymore, for now.feedback

Mar 30 2016 - Refugees

Our aim is to find admission for at least 10 percent of the Syrian refugee population or 480,000 people over three years. This may seem a large number, but it is not, if compared to the number of refugees the neighbouring countries have been hosting. If Europe were to welcome the same percentage of refugees as Lebanon in comparison to its population it would have to take in 100 million refugees.feedback

Mar 30 2016 - Refugees

If Europe were to welcome the same percentage of refugees as Lebanon in comparison to its population, it would have to take in 100 million refugees.feedback

Mar 09 2016

As a first reaction I'm deeply concerned about any arrangement that would involve the blanket return of anyone from one country to another without spelling out the refugee protection safeguards under international law. An asylum seeker should only be returned to a 3rd state if the responsibility for assessing the particular asylum application in substance is assumed by the 3rd country.feedback

Feb 25 2016 - Greece

We disagree with these measures and call once again for cooperation. The problem is we have called for cooperation for a long time now and we don't get a response. So we need to find a convincing way to do it.feedback

Feb 24 2016

If you block it and you don't create well managed openings like relocation, like resettlement from Turkey, then the problem becomes very serious because it will fuel new rings, new (smuggling) networks.feedback

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