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Grandi praises Liberia's dual citizenship law

United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) chief Fillippo Grandi has praised Liberia for a new law ending a 1973 ban on dual nationality and which also allows people to claim Liberian citizenship through their mothers as well as their fathers.

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Five million have now fled Ukraine - UN's Grandi

A total five million people have now fled war-afflicted Ukraine, United Nations refugee agency UNHCR's chief Filippo Grandi tweeted on Wednesday, appealing for an end to the devastating conflict.

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Grandi urges more international support for Lebanon

Wrapping up a two-day visit to Lebanon, UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi called on nations to boost their aid to Lebanon's population and to over 1.5 million refugees living in the crisis-hit country - the vast majority of whom are Syrians.

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Grandi wishes Lebanon a more secure future

UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi hopes Lebanon will have "a safer, more peaceful future" after at least six Shiites were reported to have been shot dead in Beirut in the worst civil violence since 2008.

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Grandi thanks Pakistan for helping Afghan refugees

During a trip to Pakistan, United Nations refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi on Friday thanked the government for its humanitarian aid to Taliban-controlled Afghanistan and for hosting Afghan refugees from the conflict-wracked country.

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Situation in Afghanistan 'desperate' - Grandi

Taliban-controlled Afghanistan is in "desperate" straits, UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi stated Wednesday after a three-day visit, calling for "urgent and sustained" help from the international community for Afghans.

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Grandi in Afghanistan visit

United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi on Monday arrived in Kabul, capital of Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, where a humanitarian crisis looms, to assess the situation at first hand.

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UNHCR's Grandi thanks Turkey for help

The United Nations refugee agency has "a strong partnership" with and "is grateful" to Turkey for its help, UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi tweeted on Wednesday during a visit to Ankara.

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UN steps up emergency aid for Afghanistan

The UN refugee agency and its partners are boosting the distribution of emergency aid to Afghanistan amid growing hunger and destitution since the Taliban takeover in August and the withdrawal of all international forces.

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Grandi calls on world to help Congo

UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi on Friday urged more international support for Democratic Republic of Congo as it struggles with one of the largest internally displaced populations in Africa while hosting half a million refugees fleeing conflict elsewhere in the region.

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Grandi lauds Pope Francis' migration stance

United Nations refugee chief Filippo Grandi praised Pope Francis' 'holistic' approach to global displacement during a private Audience at the Vatican on Friday and said UNHCR wants to boost cooperation with the Holy See in assisting asylum-seekers and refugees.

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UN's Grandi praises Italy on refugee protection

Italy plays a "pivotal" role in welcoming and protecting refugees who have made dangerous journeys across the Mediterranean and the Balkans to escape violence in their homelands, the United Nations said on Friday.

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Italy, UNHCR look to bolster cooperation

New initiatives to boost Italy's already "excellent" cooperation with the United Nations refugee agency was the focus of talks on Thursday in Rome between foreign minister Luigi Di Maio, and UNHCR chief Filippo Grandi.

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