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As tensions ease, some displaced return to Bangui

Thousands of people who fled fighting in the Central African Republic's capital have returned under a voluntary programme run by UNHCR and the government.

24 Jan 2017

As Gambia crisis passes, displaced return from Senegal

Several thousand people have returned to the Gambia since ex-president Yahya Jammeh ceded power.

24 Jan 2017

UN seeks $4.63 billion to aid Syrian refugees and host nations

Funding appeal launched at Helsinki event seeks to ease desperate plight of 4.7 million refugees and neighbouring countries hosting them.

24 Jan 2017

Chad helps returnees at risk of statelessness to get papers

UNHCR is working with Chad and partners to ensure the children of Chadian émigrés fleeing war in neighbouring countries finally receive ID cards to start over.

20 Jan 2017

Some 45,000 people have fled uncertainty in Gambia as tension mounts

Women and children cross border of West African nation to Senegal as crisis talks take place.

20 Jan 2017

Syrian refugee says more than food needed to nourish dreams

Team Refugees swimmer Yusra Mardini appeals to star-studded Davos event for more support to those fleeing war and persecution.

18 Jan 2017

Displaced by war, Ukrainians with disabilities find creative ways to cope

Vlada and Alexandr, among 66,000 people with disabilities forced to flee the fighting in eastern Ukraine, are determined to make the most of their new lives.

17 Jan 2017

Gambians seek refuge in Senegal amid political tension

Several thousand Gambians have crossed to Senegal in the last 10 days to escape growing tension over the results of last month's presidential election.

13 Jan 2017

UNHCR calls for help for refugees facing European winter freeze

The UN Refugee Agency urges governments to do more to help and protect refugees and migrants battling freezing temperatures in Europe.

13 Jan 2017