New High Commissioner confronts changing refugee crisis

UNHCR’s High Commissioner Filippo Grandi speaks at his first press conference as head of the agency. Photo: UNHCR/Susan Hopper

A New Year…and a new chief at the helm of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

Filippo Grandi on Thursday held his first press conference as UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Mr Grandi, who is from Italy, had formerly headed the UN agency that works with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA.

But as Dianne Penn reports, he has had a long history with the UN refugee agency, having served in places such as Afghanistan, Sudan, Iraq and the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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