UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Barbara Hendricks sings with refugees in Greece

Acclaimed soprano and humanitarian says she is impressed by improvements to refugees' living conditions since last year.

11 Apr 2017

Rohingya orphans seek safe space to heal

UNHCR is working to identify and assess the best interests of unaccompanied children who recently arrived in the refugee camps of Bangladesh.

10 Apr 2017

Afghan boy retreats into silence after separation from family

Eight-year-old Farzad is one of a growing number of refugee children whose health has been affected by flight.

10 Apr 2017

More than 6,000 flee fresh South Sudan violence into Uganda

UNHCR expresses alarm at deteriorating security situation in South Sudan.

7 Apr 2017

UNHCR calls for regional responsibility-sharing, identifying the situation in the Mediterranean as an 'opportunity'

The UN Refugee Agency's protection chief says restrictive policies, like push-backs and border closures, do not stop people from undertaking dangerous journeys, and that joint efforts could be undertaken to address the continued movement of refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean.

7 Apr 2017

Donors pledge more than US$6 billion for Syrians, hosts

At the Brussels Conference on Supporting Syria, donors promise support for displaced Syrians and their hosts, and renew calls for greater international solidarity.

6 Apr 2017

Security and refugee protection are complementary, says UNHCR

UNHCR protection chief Volker Türk tells the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee that refugee protection and state security are compatible goals.

5 Apr 2017

UNHCR warns funding cuts threaten aid to Syrian refugees, hosts

As a major international conference on Syria gets underway in Brussels, vital assistance for millions of refugees and the communities hosting them could face substantial cuts.

4 Apr 2017

UN chief urges greater solidarity with Mosul displaced

On a visit to Hasansham camp in northern Iraq, Secretary-General António Guterres says the international community needs to step up its response.

31 Mar 2017