Refugee crisis in South Sudan now world's fastest growing

Uganda and regional states are overwhelmed and in critical need of help.

17 Mar 2017

As street fighting rages in Mosul, residents run for safety

Since the operation in western Mosul began last month, over 100,000 residents have fled, with 32,000 in the last week alone.

17 Mar 2017

Displaced Yemenis face dire conditions after latest violence

Renewed fighting has displaced more than 62,000 people in recent weeks, with many facing malnutrition, disease and inadequate shelter.

10 Mar 2017

Greater cooperation needed to protect refugees in Central America, UNHCR says

As more people flee gang violence, UNHCR's international protection chief calls for shared responsibility and preparedness to protect refugees effectively.

10 Mar 2017

Hunger and violence drive residents to flee west Mosul

Latest wave of displaced Iraqis say food shortages and intense fighting in the west of the city forced them to risk everything to seek safety.

7 Mar 2017

Once blossoming Syrian town now scarred by war

Residents of Qara once lived from their cherry orchards. But as the Syria conflict nears its sixth agonizing anniversary, they have lost their livelihood, savings and hope.

3 Mar 2017

Thousands flee west Mosul as fighting intensifies

About 4,000 people a day are escaping the embattled west of the city, telling of violence, hunger and deprivation in the war-ravaged enclave.

3 Mar 2017

Determined young Afghan eyes academic success in Italy

At the age of 10, Alidad Shiri set off alone for Europe. Fifteen years later, he is about to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento.

3 Mar 2017

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced, report shows

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low- or middle-income countries.

27 Feb 2017