More than one million children flee South Sudan violence

Children make up 62 per cent of more than 1.8 million refugees uprooted by three years of escalating conflict in South Sudan, according to the latest UN figures.

8 May 2017

Skin markings save farmer escaping DRC violence

Tribal tattooing helps woman flee militia rampage in Kasai province, which has driven close to 20,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring Angola.

5 May 2017

Over 168,000 Rohingya likely fled Myanmar since 2012 - UNHCR report

Study finds thousands of Rohingya fleeing violence and desperation have sought safety and stability in countries like Bangladesh and Malaysia in the last five years.

3 May 2017

Syrian swimmer Yusra Mardini appointed UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador

Teenager who competed in Rio Olympics joins at a time of unprecedented crisis with 65 million people displaced worldwide.

27 Apr 2017

Syrian shoemaker achieves business success in Morocco

After fleeing war in Syria, Diyaa set up a workshop in Casablanca and won an award for entrepreneurship.

27 Apr 2017

UNHCR braces for further displacement as Yemen conflict intensifies

On the eve of a key pledging conference to address the crisis in Yemen, the UN Refugee Agency warns up to half a million people could be uprooted by worsening conflict.

25 Apr 2017

A home away from home under UNHCR accommodation programme

In Greece, refugees find new homes with UNHCR assistance, putting an end to months of uncertainty.

19 Apr 2017

Lack of documentation poses extra risk to displaced Syrians

Six years of war have left hundreds of thousands of displaced Syrians without valid documentation, compromising their freedom of movement and access to basic services.

13 Apr 2017

Families hit by conflict in South Sudan find safety in Sudan

Driven by fear and worsening food security, refugees cross into White Nile State.

12 Apr 2017