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Getting the Message Out

Use of media, traditional and new, is vital for UNHCR in raising awareness, telling the story and getting our message out. The refugee agency provides a wide range of information about its activities, including regular news conferences, daily news stories on the homepage of this website, press releases, a photo service and video material shot in some of the world's most remote locations. A network of public information officers, supported by other staff, sends material to UNHCR's Communications Group for processing and dissemination. Timely and regular reports on our work and the people of concern to us play a vital role in keeping our staff, the public and donors informed - maintaining a high public profile is essential for an organization like UNHCR, which relies on the generosity of others for funding.

Latest News

UNHCR has a global network of information officers and others who report daily on the agency's varied activities on behalf of uprooted people around the world.

Media Enquiries

UNHCR maintains a network of media officers around the globe who are available around the clock to answer queries on every aspect of UNHCR's operations and policies.

UK Press Releases

Use of media, traditional and new, is vital for UNHCR in raising awareness, getting our message out and advocating for change.

Photo Galleries

UNHCR has a collection of more than 250,000 photos. View some of the best of them here.

UNHCR YouTube Channel

UNHCR regularly sends out video crews to document our operations around the world.

Sudan: A Perilous Route
Kassala camp in eastern Sudan provides shelter to thousands of refugees from Eritrea. Many of them pass through the hands of ruthless and dangerous smugglers.