UN refugee chief finds Somalia suffering from instability and drought, but sees hope

On visit to southern port city of Kismayo, Grandi praises progress and pledges continued investment and support.

18 Dec 2017

Refugees fly home to Darfur as security situation improves

A UNHCR air operation launched this week has brought 230 refugees home to the region in Sudan from the Central African Republic.

15 Dec 2017

UN refugee chief praises Djibouti new refugee laws

Filippo Grandi applauds Djibouti for recognizing the need to view camps as villages, calls the country an example to Africa and the world.

15 Dec 2017

Deadly blaze devastates Syrian refugee family in Lebanon

Local community comes together after fire sweeps through tented Bekaa Valley settlement, killing eight young children from one extended family.

15 Dec 2017

UN refugee head says global compact is chance to chart a different course

Filippo Grandi says we must never say "it's impossible" to meet and overcome today's displacement challenges.

12 Dec 2017

UN and partners seek US$4.4 billion to aid Syria refugees

Funding appeal launched to support over 5 million Syrians exiled by seven years of brutal conflict as well as the vulnerable communities hosting them

12 Dec 2017

Give us a chance to build a brighter future, young refugees say

More than a dozen youth delegates from countries as diverse as Iran, Iraq and South Sudan are taking part in a high-level gathering in Geneva.

12 Dec 2017

Male rape and sexual torture widespread in Syria crisis - report

A UNHCR study finds rape, torture and sexual exploitation of men and boys may be far more common both within and outside Syria than previously believed.

6 Dec 2017

UNHCR staffer uses disability to give refugees a voice

Judith Chan explains how she has used her experience of living with a hearing disability to help refugees in the same position.

4 Dec 2017