South Sudanese surgeon wins 2018 Nansen Refugee Award

Evan Atar Adaha is honoured for his outstanding 20-year commitment in providing medical services to people forced to flee conflict.

25 Sep 2018

World leaders voice strong support for new refugee deal at UN General Assembly

Countries hosting large numbers of refugees join UNHCR and World Bank in support of ambitious model to respond to displacement crises.

24 Sep 2018

Syrian refugees face harsh winter as funding falls short

UNHCR needs US$270 million to ensure that the most vulnerable Syrians uprooted by war do not go without vital protection and assistance this year.

11 Sep 2018

New hope for pensioners struggling to survive in Ukraine

Landmark court ruling is expected to help restore state retirement benefits to elderly people caught up in Eastern Ukraine conflict.

11 Sep 2018

Afghan refugees share hopes and fears with UN refugee and relief chiefs

In visit to Pakistan, UNHCR's Filippo Grandi and OCHA's Mark Lowcock urge more investment in refugee-hosting areas and highlight need for greater stability in Afghanistan.

9 Sep 2018

In Afghanistan, UN refugee and relief chiefs call for urgent increase in international support

UNHCR's Filippo Grandi and OCHA's Mark Lowcock visit Kabul as the nation nears four decades of conflict and faces growing humanitarian needs.

6 Sep 2018

'Start by showing us that the peace is serious'

A delegation of South Sudanese refugees tells the country's leaders what they expect from revived peace talks in Sudan.

5 Sep 2018

Iran needs more help to support Afghan refugees - UNHCR chief

Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, commends progress in documentation, education, livelihoods and health for Afghans in Iran.

4 Sep 2018

UNHCR chief meets Lebanese officials after three-country Syria tour

Filippo Grandi says that factors preventing voluntary refugee return must be addressed, and holds constructive discussions with senior Lebanese officials.

31 Aug 2018