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UNHCR chief says Greece needs EU help to manage its refugee crisis

Filippo Grandi says the Government continues to face serious challenges, particularly if EU countries do not step up relocation and family reunion programmes.

24 Aug 2016

Drums, hugs and tears of joy as refugee Olympians land back in Kenya

Exuberant welcome for South Sudanese track and field athletes who made history at Rio 2016 Games as competitors in first Refugee Olympic Team.

24 Aug 2016

UNHCR prepares for massive displacement from Iraq's Mosul

As the focus of military action turns toward retaking the country's second city, the UN Refugee Agency is stepping up efforts to assist hundreds of thousands more people.

23 Aug 2016

Historic Olympics come to an end in style for Team Refugees

Glittering ceremony marks close of Rio2016 as IOC and UNHCR look to bolster team's legacy.

22 Aug 2016

UNHCR deputy chief hails refugee team as 'true Olympians'

Spotlight turns to the future as IOC and UNHCR pledge continued action to support legacy.

22 Aug 2016

Live Blog: Refugee Olympic Team turns dreams into reality in Rio

Ten refugees who fled violence and persecution have overcome adversity to excel in their sports. Follow our developing coverage as they compete on the world stage.

21 Aug 2016

Nigeria military advances uncover vast humanitarian needs

Gains against Boko Haram expose catastrophic levels of suffering for hundreds of thousands of people, many beyond humanitarian reach for months or years.

19 Aug 2016

World Humanitarian Day: UNHCR chief honours sacrifices by aid workers

In an address to mark World Humanitarian Day, Filippo Grandi pays tribute to the courage and sacrifice of colleagues risking all to help those in need worldwide.

19 Aug 2016

As Games near end, Team Refugees looks to the future

After competing at the Olympics, Yolande and her teammates hope they have turned the page on the past.

18 Aug 2016