Filippo Grandi - United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

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Nowhere is the link between statelessness and displacement more evident than with the Rohingya community.feedback
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Oct 02 2017 Bangladesh
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: “Really the first order of business, the first challenge, is to get people out of the mud and the despair in which they are finding themselves into a place where organized relief can be provided. The combination of limited health facilities, poor sanitary and hygiene conditions and overcrowded sites ... is a recipe for disaster in terms of possible epidemics.” in the article 'Wave of humanity' puts aid agencies to the test in Bangladesh.
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Filippo Grandi quotes

Jul 02 2017 - Refugees

They [South Sudan's refugees] don't arrive on the shores of Europe, or Australia or at the border between Mexico and the US. Those are the places where refugees become visible and their voices are heard.feedback

Jul 02 2017 - Sudan

There are dead ends all around … I think we can still do something but we desperately need international pressure on the parties to go back to the table and be serious about peace.feedback

May 08 2017 - Refugees

The increasing numbers of passengers on board vessels used by traffickers, with an average of 100 to 150 people, are alarming and the main cause of shipwrecks.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Refugees

We still have a long road to travel in expanding resettlement and the number and range of complementary pathways available for refugees. To meet this challenge, we not only need additional places, but also need to accelerate the implementation of existing pledges.feedback

Mar 30 2017 - Refugees

To meet this challenge, we not only need additional places but also need to accelerate the implementation of existing pledges. These generous pledges are a welcome and important symbol of solidarity and responsibility sharing by the international community. If we are to achieve our goal, we now need to accelerate these efforts in 2017 and beyond.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Refugees

The lack of international attention to the suffering of the South Sudanese people is failing some of the most vulnerable people in the world when they most desperately need our help.feedback

Mar 20 2017 - United Nations

Many questions remain unanswered on the circumstances of this horrific event. We call on all parties to the conflict to make proper inquiries to ensure accountability and to prevent this from happening again.feedback

Mar 07 2017 - Refugees

This is the gold standard in refugee protection and a powerful model for all countries that, at a time of record-high levels of forced human displacement, this kind of humane leadership is needed more than ever.feedback

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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