Displacement occurred at a rate of one person every 2 seconds
After recent visit to Bangladesh, Blanchett says more international support for displaced and host communities is urgently needed ahead of monsoon rains.
Forced to attempt mountain smuggling route to reach safety, 16 Syrian men, women and children freeze to death after being caught in a heavy storm.
Nine days on from the first eruption of Guatemala’s Volcan de Fuego, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is concerned for the more than 1.7 million people now estimated to be affected by this humanitarian tragedy. According to official data as of yesterday, 12,784...
UNHCR’s Caroline Gluck recounts her first visit to Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh and reflects on the changes she’s seen since.
Refugee Olympic Team athlete Pur Biel, who fled South Sudan, has spoken about the importance of peace ahead of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Statement by Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, to mark International Women’s Day
This year’s International Women’s Day comes on the heels of a powerful global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice. Its theme – “Time is Now” – comes at the right moment. And it also echoes UNHCR’s firm...
During a visit to UNHCR’s headquarters in Geneva, Blanchett says organization provides a vital “moral compass” in times of record displacement.